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He had mentioned something about “the monster” when he picked me up at the airport in late July. One of Gerard’s previous hunters told me about the size of this leopard’s track and his nickname, “the monster,” but it did not sink in until I had seen numerous other large male leopards’ tracks as I stood over this one.Now I knew what they were talking about.I had booked a ten-day leopard hunt in Namibia and five day cape buffalo hunt in Mozambique with Gerard Erasmus, of Sumsare (Erasmus spelled backwards) Safaris, and felt quite at peace with the fact that…

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20 June 2021 The kindness of strangers got Rodwell Khomazana here. After weeks of fundraising, planning, hope lost and hope gained, the nine-year-old boy who was mauled by a hyena near Harare on 2 May arrived in South Africa. Rodwell arrives. Rolled into the entrance of Mediclinic Sandton in Johannesburg on a stretcher, Rodwell Khomazana is met by excited medical staff with stickers and T-shirts that say “Team Rodwell”. There is an air of excitement and importance as the staff, lined up on either side of the entrance hall, sing the national anthem. At first unaware of the magnitude of…

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