Davey du Plessis

Last year (2011) Davey cycled through Africa with his friend Ricki Hodgson. In July this year (2012) he began what should have been a six-month Amazon River source-to-sea epic adventure. Well, it was indeed epic. Davey completed the source part by summiting Mount Msimi in early July. He then cycled some 800 kilometres to his river put-in. At the end of August, after a only month on the river and having made it through heart-stopping rapids, Davey was shot. Stories came out bit-by-bit in the days after the shooting that Davey says were misinterpreted. He’s only just back in South Africa after a month in and out of the ICU of a hospital in Lima, Peru. This is Davey’s first public account of the shooting.