MEC for Community Safety in the Western Cape Albert Fritz has expressed concern over the release of the founder of the Al Noor Orphanage in Woodstock. The 49-year-old Amina Okpara was freed on R5000 bail at the Cape Town magistrates court on Tuesday. Despite state prosecutors insisting that she was[…]
The founder of the Al Noor Orphanage in Woodstock has been granted bail of R5000 in the Cape Town magistrates court. 47-year-old Amina Okpara faces three counts of contravention of the immigration act and a charge of fraud. On Tuesday, the magistrate ordered Okpara to hand in her passports and[…]
The manager of the Al Noor orphanage has been arrested in connection with the abuse of children at the facility. It’s believed the 26-year-old man handed himself over to police on Monday. Western Cape police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk said the suspect appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate Court[…]
A case of fraud is expected to be reported to the local authorities following the distribution of a fake letter stating that the Western Cape Department of Social Development has endorsed the Al Noor Child and Youth Centre. The bogus letter states that former Social Development MEC Albert Fritz has[…]
The manager of a Cape Town orphanage, who is accused of fraud and corruption, should not be granted bail as she is a flight risk and her “very existence in South Africa is based on fraud”, the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court heard on Tuesday. Prosecutor Adiel Jansen said he also[…]
VOC News has learnt that the Al Noor Orphanage in Woodstock has been served with an eviction notice by City of Cape Town officials. The orphanage is under investigation for sexual and physical abuse. Its founder Amina Okpara also faces charges of fraud and corruption and possible charges under the[…]
MEC for Social Development Sharna Fernandez says her department has uncovered strong evidence that children were sexually abused at the Al Noor Orphanage. The Woodstock childcare facility is under immense scrutiny, after it was shut down by the Department of Social Development last week over accusations of sexual and physical[…]
The premises of the Al Noor Orphanage felt like no man’s land on Wednesday, a far cry from a place usually buzzing with children playing on the grassy fields or tending to the food garden. The orphanage has come under immense scrutiny this past week – as it faces multiple[…]
The founder of the controversial Al Noor Orphanage in Woodstock made her first appearance in the Cape Town magistrates court on Tuesday, on charges of fraud and corruption. Amani Fonguh Okpara (49), known as ‘Amina Madien’ is accused of using funds donated to the institution and redirecting it to a[…]
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