Port Elizabeth - Eastern Cape police detectives and a forensic team on Tuesday arrived at a smallholding on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth where the body of Mark Minnie was discovered.
Minnie, co-author of the controversial book, "The Lost Boys of Bird Island", was found dead at a friend’s smallholding at Theescombe on Monday night.
The book, which is about high-ranking former National Party government ministers allegedly being part of a paedophile ring in the late 1980s, is a collaboration between journalist Chris Steyn and Minnie - a former police officer.
The book tells the story of “fishing excursions” organised by former defence minister Magnus Malan, wealthy businessman Dave Allen – who died by suicide at the age of 37 – and National Party environmental affairs minister John Wiley – who also committed suicide at age 80, just weeks after Allen was found dead with a similar gunshot wound to the head.
The book details how Malan, Wiley, Allen and another former apartheid-era minister, who is still alive, ferried young boys to Bird Island near Port Elizabeth where the minors were raped and forced to do other sexual acts on the men.