Woodstock Al-noor orphanage manager appears in court for corruption
Woodstock orphanage, Al noor child and youth care centre came under fire last week, when the department of social development said they were opening up an investigation. The investigations tackle complaints of physical and sexual abuse at the orphanage. When contacted on the removal of 17 children, comment from the facility manager, Nkululeko Mboniswa was given.
“The manner in which the department of social development had handled the situation, is that they came in on Monday and forcefully removed the kids, on allegations of abuse. Nothing was communicated to the home with a letter to say that the kids will be removed,”
Mboniswa also stated that they were surprised with the statement the department of social development issued to media house. At the time the department of social development was not up for comment on the situation.
“Recently a 49-year-old suspect which is the manager at Al-Noor had been placed under arrest on Friday 14, June 2019, for fraud and corruption. An operation of The Hawks investigative team, as well as the department of social development, discovered that the suspect redirected funds to her personal account from donors for running of the orphanage. During the operation of the arrest 35 children had been at the orphanage at the time, but were not found on the system.” Hawks spokesperson Philani Nkalase.
The suspect will appear in the Cape town magistrates court on 18 June 2019
By- Amber Court