Author Heidi Holland found dead

2012-08-11 19:40
Heidi Holland (Penguin Books)

Heidi Holland (Penguin Books)

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Johannesburg - Police say author Heidi Holland, who chronicled the rise of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, has been found dead. She was 64.

Lieutenant Colonel Katlego Mogale said a gardener found Holland's body at her home in Melville, a suburb of Johannesburg, on Saturday.

Mogale said it appeared Holland had killed herself and there were no signs of foul play or a robbery.

Holland wrote the 2008 book Dinner With Mugabe, which included her interviews with friends and family members of Zimbabwe's president. The book also includes her interviews with Mugabe, once as a freedom fighter, then later as president after years of unrest in his nation.

Holland had been published in a number of newspapers as a freelance journalist and had an occasional column with Johannesburg newspaper The Star.

She also recently published a book on the ANC's history: 100 Years of Struggle - Mandela's ANC.
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