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Basil Hone obituary

Story from: South Africa | The Guardian

My father, Basil Hone, who has died aged 91, worked as a lawyer in his native Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) early in his career before settling permanently in the US in the 1970s; there he joined the chemicals company Union Carbide for a decade.

Basil was born in Salisbury (Harare), the youngest of the five children of Arthur Hone, the country’s chief magistrate, and Olive, daughter of Sir Thomas Scanlen, former prime minister of the Cape Colony in South Africa. Basil went to school at Bishops Diocesan college in Cape Town, and then to Wadham College, Oxford, where he studied law.

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