Jacques Pauw: We need more evidence on the 'The Lost Boys of Bird Island' book

Investigative journalist and best-selling author Jacques Pauw says there are things that happened during the apartheid era that we still don't know about.

His comments come after the co-author of the controversial book 'The Lost Boys of Bird Island' was found dead in Port Elizabeth on Monday night.

Mark Minnie was found with a bullet wound to the head and a firearm next to him.

Police say he took his own life.

The book implicates three former National Party ministers, including Magnus Malan, as central figures in a paedophilia ring that operated during apartheid.

There is so much that we don't know and so much that was not unearthed by the Truth Commission either.

Jacques Pauw, Investigative journalist and veteran author

READ: 'Minnie understood he might become a target'

Mark Minnie said while he was investigating the allegations of the young boys who were taken to Bird Island his docket was taken away from him by senior officers in the security branch.

Jacques Pauw, Investigative journalist and veteran author

There were witnesses to the people being taken there. There is that possibility that somebody might forward and say, 'Hey listen, I was an Airforce pilot years ago and I flew young boys to Bird Island.'

Jacques Pauw, Investigative journalist and Veteran author

This would bring us much closer to the truth because my concern at this stage is that the story was absolutely sensational and will absolutely disappear because I don't think there is enough evidence to make a conclusive finding.

Jacques Pauw, Investigative journalist and Veteran author

The mere fact that the authors were not willing to name the former cabinet minister who is still alive shows that there wasn't enough evidence. So we need more people to come forward.

Jacques Pauw, Investigative journalist and Veteran author

Listen to what Pauw thinks of the suicide note...


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