'Angel of Soweto' in the spotlight
By Tarryn Le Chat
25 November 2006
In a twist of events, Jackey Marohaanye, better known to her pupils as mama Jackey and as the ‘Angel of Soweto’ has been put under the spotlight.
Former President Nelson Mandela is so disturbed by these allegations levelled on television against the 'Angel of Soweto' that he asked for a copy of the programme.
It is alleged that mama Jackey schooled children at the trust to lie about their past to ensure continued sponsorship from the likes of NBA and Oprah. Ithuteng school in Klipspruit, Soweto, refused to speak about the allegations, saying they were terrified of the woman they call mama.
Another shocked reaction this week came from one of Itheteng’s donors - Nedbank.
Lot Ndlovu, chairperson of the Nedbank Foundation, said they were shocked by the Carte Blanche programme, but would wait for full facts on the matter.
The follow-up of the programme will be screened tomorrow night on M-Net at 7pm on Carte Blanche.