Cops say Holland hanged herself

2012-08-14 08:01
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Johannesburg - More details have emerged from the police investigation into the death of well-known Johannesburg author and journalist, Heidi Holland, 64.

The Star reported that police believed she had hanged herself.

No suicide note was found at her home in Melville, where her body was found on Saturday morning.

“It will be up to the district surgeon to establish a time of death and how it happened,” said police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Katlego Mogale.

Holland’s friends have publicly expressed their shock and disbelief at her death, remembering her as vivacious and cheerful.   

“I never knew of her to suffer depression and I’ve known her for three decades,” wrote journalist Charlene Smith on Facebook.

But a neighbour, David Ingham, said that she had appeared gaunt a month ago when they had met for a drink.   

Holland was best known for her book Dinner with Mugabe.

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