By Geoff Elliott
The disappearance and suspicious demise of Simon Holmes ? courtroom, more youthful brother of billionaire Robert Holmes ? courtroom, is explored during this compelling true-life secret. In might 1977, as South Africa teetered on the point of civil struggle, Simon left the Botswanan city he referred to as domestic and easily disappeared. 3 years later his skeletal is still have been chanced on hundreds of thousands of miles away within the lush, dank Tsitsikamma woodland. this is often the tale of the shy, adventuring, and occasionally reckless Holmes ? court docket brother and the younger journalist who went looking for the reality approximately Simon's dying in the course of the center of Africa.
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She lived life like many of the privileged white children in Africa early in the twentieth century—indeed, like Victorian England used to be for the rich in the nineteenth century: surrounded by manicured lawns and servants. Ethnée never knew her father. Her mother S 23 The Other Brother TEXT PAGES 23/12/04 12:17 PM Page 24 The Other Brother Florence left a troubled marriage when Ethnée was about two years old. Florence and Ethnée moved to Florence’s parental home in a small country town called Somerset East in the Eastern Cape of South Africa in 1917.
He said. But he also mentioned how he had been practising his snorkelling and diving, and he was keen to show Liversedge just how accomplished he was. Later that day the two snorkelled their way to the edge of a big reef and Simon pointed out to Liversedge a huge grouper, looking more a like small submarine lying in shallow water on the edge of the shelf. Simon had a spear gun and speared the grouper in the back of the head. The fish gave two flicks of its mighty tail and was off, with Simon in tow.
He would live there from 1960 until 1967. His life meant long periods in the bush, leading local black game scouts around the fringes of the Delta, not only monitoring the hunters but culling animals as well, in accordance with the brief at the time to protect Botswana’s nascent agricultural industry. On occasion Simon was forced to shoot rogue elephants that were damaging crops— something he hated to do. He once walked for days on end, alone, through the African bush, driving a herd of elephants away from some crops when his brief had been to shoot them.