The man speaks about the vicious crime he suffered. He told Maygene De Wee of Die Burger how he was kidnapped near the City Snacks Pool Den in North End, Port Elizabeth.
In the book, Minnie writes that the place was “a popular hangout for pimps, sex workers and drug dealers and the perfect spot for paedophiles to pick out a young boy left to his own devices”.
But unlike some of the victims in the book, this boy was no regular at the spot or a runaway.
On that particular Friday night in 1987, he and a friend were at the games arcade at City Snacks. At 11pm, the two decided it was too late to trek back to Bethelsdorp where the victim was meant to spend the weekend with an aunt. They started walking towards a friend’s sister’s place that was 4km away.
But a blue VW kombi with curtains, followed them and chased them. His friend got away but he was cornered when he ran into a dead-end street.
Two white men pounced on him, tied his hands and threw him inside the kombi. Inside, there were four other coloured boys.
Three of them were drinking and seemed comfortable. He was forced by five white adult males to drink liquor at gunpoint until he lost consciousness, only to wake up hours later in bed next to a naked snoring man he identifies as Oom Een.
His hands were still tied, he was in pain and knew he had been violated.
During the ordeal, he was also forced to masturbate Oom Een and Malan also masturbated him until he bled.
He was then made Malan’s “wife” for the evening in an ordeal that lasted a few days.
After the ordeal, the boys were blindfolded and dropped off at Malabar, a predominantly white area, and told to run and not look back.
The boys never told anyone of what happened in the Tsitsikamma house.
The man said he only realised in 1991 when he applied at the army who Malan was, and even crossed paths with the then minister when he met him at the army base, but never had the guts to confront him.
Since the incident, he said he wrote countless letters about his ordeal but never sent anyone of them. Today he is a married father of two children and works at a local church where he helps abused boys.