Last week, a book that exposed the involvement of apartheid government ministers in a paedophilia ring was launched. The Lost Boys of Bird Island was written by former policeman Mark Minnie and ex-journalist Chris Steyn.
Early morning reports from South Africa has announced that Mark Minnie was found dead in Theescombe.
According to Timeslive, the police said that Minnie’s body was found at 9 pm on Monday night.
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The Police spokesman, Captain Johan Rheeder said that Minnie was found dead in his friend’s house in Theescombe. Apparently, Minnie had visited his friend on the farm in the morning and the friend left him to rest and went out with the workers.
“The friend then went home and went to the deceased’s room and noticed he was not in the room. He looked for the deceased and found him lying near a bush with a gunshot wound to his head. A firearm was found next to him‚” Rheeder said.
He further said no foul is expected at that stage.
The book highlights how former defence minister Magnus Malan and other minister had allegedly molested young boys during in Bird Island near Port Elizabeth, South Africa.