“The friend left him to rest and he went out with workers.”
Rheeder said a female friend had contacted the farm owner asking about Minnie’s whereabouts at about 9pm.
“The friend then went home and went to the deceased’s room and noticed he was not in the room. He looked for the deceased and found him lying near a bush with a gunshot wound to his head. A firearm was found next to him.
“At this stage no foul play is expected,” Rheeder added.
The book, details the depraved trips 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. Minnie and Steyn claim in the book that investigations into the alleged paedophile ring were halted by the police.
Minnie, who is from Port Elizabeth, resides in China but was in the city on vacation.