Cape Town - Mark Minnie, the co-author of the controversial book, The Lost Boys of Bird Island, has reportedly been found dead on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth. According to News 24, Minnie's co-author on the book, journalist Chris Steyn confirmed his death. No other details are available at this time.

Shocking allegations of a child-sex ring in the 1980s involving former National Party ministers were revealed in the book which was written by Minnie and Steyn. 'Lost Boys' also puts forward the theory that former minister  John Wiley's death may not have been a suicide as had officially been reported. 

Steyn and Minnie have gone on record as saying they were prepared to defend the allegations made in the book in a court of law.

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