Cape Town - A child has alerted the Department of Social Development to further “significant evidence” of physical and sexual abuse at the Al-Noor Child and Youth Care Centre.
Al-Noor has been in the spotlight following allegations of fraud and corruption by their manager Amina Okpara. She was arrested on June 14 for fraud and corruption by the Hawks and may face further charges including sexual offenses.
Nine days later, the orphanage staff was handed an eviction notice by the City of Cape Town. They had to vacate the premises by 5pm on Friday.
When the Weekend Argus visited them on Friday they had begun packing the children’s clothes.
It is alleged that Okpara redirected donor funds meant for daily operations of the Centre into her personal bank account and used it for personal gain. She was arrested during a sting operation by the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation team together with the Department of Social Development (DSD).