Orphanage manager’s case postponed

Children protest outside Cape Town Magistrates Court, on Tuesday June 25, where the manager of Al-Noor Orphanage appeared on charges of fraud and corruption.

The case against the 49-year-old manager of the Al-Noor Orphanage Centre in Woodstock, where 17 children were removed by the Department of Social Development after a preliminary investigation into a number of serious complaints, was postponed to Monday July 1.

The woman made her second appearance at the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday June 25.

She was arrested on Friday June 14, during a sting operation by the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation team and the Department of Social Development at the home.

Hawks spokesperson, Captain Philani Nkwalase, said the manager had appeared on charges
of fraud and corruption relating to donor funds for the centre that were allegedly redirected to a personal account and used for personal gain.