The former Oprah employee accused of abusing children at her all-girls academy in South Africa has had her trial postponed until next July. Former dorm matron Tiny Virginia Mokgobo was arrested last October on 14 charges including assault, indecent assault and soliciting underage girls to perform indecent acts. She is accused of committing the crimes at Winfrey’s Henley-on-Klip Leadership Academy over a period of four months in 2007. Mokgobo appeared in Sebokeng magistrates court, south of Johannesburg today when Magistrate Thelma Simpson set a new trial date of July 29th. The decision follows Monday’s court hearings, when Simpson granted a motion by Mokgobo’s lawyer to delay the trial until a further date to allow him more time to consult with his client. The trial was originally due to begin this week.Mokgobo, who has previously expressed her innocence in the charges, is expected to formally enter her plea when she next appears in court in July. Winfrey co-founded the academy in 2006, and in late 2007, issued a heartfelt apology to the students who suffered at the hands of school officials.


Anonymous said…
The youth of today are the adults of tomorrow. Childhood is so very short... Take care of the children. Love them them, guide them, protect them... if you don't there wil be some very angry adults in charge of you!