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
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...
This article first appeared on 702 : Jacques Pauw: We need more evidence on the 'The Lost Boys of Bird Island' book
A number of Fish Hoek residents have started a petition to close the beach-front restaurant, claiming service is "appalling".Read More
The body of the missing Parktown Boys' High school pupil was found on Friday. He drowned during a water activity on Wednesday.Read More
Acclaimed impersonators from the international act ABBAsolutely fABBAulous will bring their magic and high energy to the stage.Read More
A woman was shot and killed on Wednesday when a shootout ensued between police officers and suspects in Alex, north of Joburg.Read More
Disrespectful tourists are jumping barriers to touch Cape Town’s penguins and take selfies. The fine? A mere R500!Read More
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi confirmed that the missing Parktown Boys' High pupil Enock Mpianzi was found dead on Friday.Read More
Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schafer says district officials will meet with community members and conduct an assessment.Read More
Weather services predict strong winds - currently gusting at 103 km/h, according to "Cape Town Hiking" – for the next five days.Read More
“Beach users are very clever how they hide their alcohol, whether it’s in watermelons or the sand,” says Zahid Badroodien.Read More
The DA's Helen Zille confirms that she's been engaged in discussions with UDM leader Bantu Holomisa after a recent trip to Germany.Read More