New light on island orgies
Ex-journalist gives more dramatic details after book lifts lid on alleged abuse of boys by ex-cabinet ministers
They partied and swam naked on Bird Island before allegedly engaging in sex orgies with little boys – and were “arrogant” enough to sign their names in the visitors book.
Former photojournalist Colin Urquhart, of Port Elizabeth, has revealed details of the depraved trips former National Party defence minister Magnus Malan, environment minister John Wiley, an unnamed government minister who is still alive, and Bay businessman Dave Allen, allegedly made to the island off Port Elizabeth.
Urquhart was speaking on Sunday, the same day that an explosive book, The Lost Boys of Bird Island, was released.
The book, written by former Port Elizabeth policeman Mark Minnie and reporter Chris Steyn, contains details Urquhart also remembers clearly and recalls instantly.
Minnie and Steyn claim in the book that investigations into the alleged paedophile ring were halted by the police.
They allege that Malan, who was called “Ore” (Afrikaans for ears), commandeered air force helicopters to use the island for the purpose of abusing boys, sometimes for days.
They also place Malan in a bathtub in a flat in the city where a young boy was sexually assaulted...