Port Elizabeth - A man thought to be Mark Minnie, co-author of the controversial book "The Lost Boys of Bird Island", has been found dead on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth in what appears like an apparent suicide.
The book, which is about high-ranking former National Party officials allegedly being part of a paedophile ring involving cabinet ministers in the late 1980s, is a collaboration between Chris Steyn and Minnie - a former narcotics agent.
Police spokesperson Captain Johan Rheeder said a 58- year-old Port Elizabeth man was found dead at his friend’s farmhouse in Theescombe, on Wednesday evening. He, however, would not confirm or deny that the deceased was the co-author, Minnie.
Rheeder said the man who was found dead is an ex-policeman who had visited his friend at a farm. The friend left him to rest and he went out with his workers.
He said at about 9 pm the friend received a call from the deceased’s female friend enquiring about his whereabouts.