A FORMER Police detective and author of a new book that claimed to expose a massive ‘paedophile ring’ in South Africa, that was allegedly made up of high-level government officials during Apartheid, was found dead last week.
Mark Minne, the author of the controversial book ‘The Lost Boys of Bird Island’ devoted his post-police life to exposing the corruption and paedophilia he allegedly discovered while working as a detective.
The book details the alleged involvement of a ‘VIP paedophile ring’, and the alleged abuse of the children, and ‘cover-ups and corruption’ within the last Apartheid government of South Africa.
Minnie and his friend Chris Steyn, also a former cop turned investigative journalist, worked together on the book to ‘expose’ a government and business community who allegedly took children to Bird Island where they were abused, some of the boys were later found dead.
SABC reported that “31 years later, community members who wished to remain anonymous for their own safety, have spoken out. In the book, Minnie says young boys of mixed race were targets in the 1980’s when the alleged paedophile ring operated out of Port Elizabeth.”
In the book, a victim spoke out and said: “I was very young at that the time and I just started working. In the mornings I heard from the mothers in the community that a minibus was collecting children in Gelvendale. One day I remember the mothers walked their children to school because the day before there was a minibus that was driving around, a blue minibus that was abducting children and this went on for a while. I know that the parents did open up a case and after that it went quiet, that’s all that I remember.”
He is said to have committed suicide, but his family has reportedly claimed that he told them he would never kill himself and that people were after him because he was about to expose even more, however, Politicalite cannot verify this claim.
Before his death, Minnie claimed that he was approached by many more people with even more ‘damning evidence.’