The Department of Correctional Services has confirmed that that convicted killer Flippie van Rooyen, son of notorious paedophile Gert van Rooyen, is due to be released on parole from Pretoria Prison soon.
Flippie van Rooyen, who had been sentenced to death in 1991 for the horrific murder of a 15-year-old Zimbabwean girl, in which he cut out her private parts and womb, will be released on 26 June, said Correctional Services spokesperson Grace Molatedi.
In May 1993 Van Rooyen's sentence was commuted to life and 15-years later he is due to be released. Six years were added to his sentence in 2001 for perjury after he made some bizarre claims about his father's notorious paedophile case.
His bizarre claims about his father
These claims included how his father dissolved the bodies of the girls he kidnapped in acid in a Satanic ritual ? the acid supposedly supplied by Flippie from Iscor where he worked at the time.
He also implicated that three National Party cabinet ministers were involved in the kidnappings of Odette Boucher (11), Anne-Mari Wapenaar (12) and Joan Booysen (16). Gert van Rooyen was also linked to the disappearances of Yolanda Wessels (12), Fiona Harvey (12), Joan Horn (12) and Tracy-Lee Scott-Crossley (14).
Flippie further claimed that they were buried in sand dunes near Umdloti, that his father had kidnapped and sold 40 young girls, and that he was helped by politicians to smuggle them out of the country.
Gert van Rooyen killed his lover Joey Haarhoff during a police chase on 16 January 1990 and then killed himself, however, Flippie claims his father was murdered.
Girls "alive" in Umhlanga Rocks
In 2000 he claimed his brother Gerhard, who himself is serving 15-years for theft and fraud, had told him that Joan Horn had died not long after her kidnapping, but that the rest of the girls were alive and living in Umhlanga Rocks just outside of Durban.
Flippie's different tales and failed polygraph tests caused the families of the missing girls enormous pain, as well as what he does know about his father?s crimes, which were brought to life again last year by Carte Blanche following the discovery of some bones.
iafrica.com has also reliably learnt that in 2004 Van Rooyen was also arrested following the discovery of a .375 magnum revolver in his cell.
Flippie claimed his murder of Naena Ndou was 'put on him' by someone in an international pornography ring ? he beat her with his army rifle, strangled her and then mutilated her.