Bird Island report was ‘mistake’ – Afrikaans newspaper Rapport apologises to apartheid politicians


The Afrikaans Sunday newspaper Rapport has apologised to apartheid finance minister Barend du Plessis and the families of the late Magnus Malan and John Wiley for its front-page report based on the book “The Lost Boys of Bird Island”.

Du Plessis, former defence minister Malan, who died in 2011, and Wiley, who was the minister of environmental affairs and tourism and committed suicide in 1987, were accused in the book of molesting young boys.

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