Al Noor Orphanage

Concern over the release of Al Noor founder

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[…]

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Al Noor founder granted bail

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[…]

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Another arrest in Al Noor orphanage case

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[…]

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City issues Al Noor with eviction notice

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[…]

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Sufficient evidence of sexual abuse at Al Noor: MEC

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[…]

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Al Noor orphanage founder appears in court

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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