Chris Steyn says that it was Mark Minnie's last wish that victims and people with more information about the pedophile ring would come forward and that there would be a good investigation.
Mark Minnie, co-author of The Lost Boys of Bird Island & # 39; poses for a portrait during an interview a few days before his death on 10 August 2018 in Port Elizabeth. Image: Gallo Images / Netwerk24 / Lulama Zenzile
JOHANNESBURG – "The pathetic cries of the lost boys of Bird Island have haunted me for the last 31 years, finally their story is over."
These are some of the last words in the last piece of writing by co-author of The Lost Boys or Bird Island, Mark Minnie, addressed to his co-author Chris Steyn and his family.
Minnie was found dead a week ago on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth shortly after the book was released.
The book reveals information about a pedophilyring involving three national party ministers during apartheid.
Authorities said they did not suspect a foul game in Minnie's death, but he was found with a firearm that was not his and what the police said was a suicide note next to him. It is not clear whether this "last piece" and the note are the same document.
The publisher of the book, Tafelberg, said that during the last communication with Minnie he sounded enthusiastic about the publication of the book and revealed the 30-year secrets.
VICTIMS MUST GO FORWARD
Steyn says that it was Minnie's last wish that victims and people with more information about the pedophilia ring would "come forward and that there would be a proper investigation".
READ: The press release from Tafelberg Publishers related to a letter written by writer Mark Minnie before he died.
Mark Minnie Letter by Primedia Broadcasting on Scribd