Open letter to South Africa’s students‚ universities and government‚ represented by Minister in the .
The recent alleged kidnapping of Sowetan journalist Vusi Ndlovu by Jackey Maarohanye and her supporters raises a lot of questions about her behaviour.
In November Carte Blanche covered a story that shocked the nation. The story had serious implications for Maarohanye's Ithuteng Trust. How does one change so quickly from the "Angel of Soweto" to the "Beast of Soweto".
Has the nation and the whole world been deceived and lied to about her Ithuteng Trust?
Maarohanye has gone all out to prove these allegations are wrong, claiming they are one-sided. She also claimed that everyone is conspiring against her - that is, former students, Carte Blanche, the police and the media.
What is very interesting is that in 2001 Carte Blanche covered "the good work she was doing" and she never complained. The show also showed students from her school who claimed to be orphans.
But last year the same students confessed to lying on television about their parents being murdered during the political violence.
Their parents were also interviewed. A parent said she once confronted Mama Jackey about the issue.
The students claimed Maarohanye told them to lie to raise funds for her institute. Whether this is true or not, sponsors supported her project, including Oprah Winfrey and Chris Tucker.
Recently some students claimed they were in hiding from Maarohanye's notorious vigilantes.
And now she is being implicated in kidnapping and assault cases.
This woman needs help or rehabilitation, she has truly lost it. What is sad is to see her use poor kids in her evil deeds. If she cared about them, she would not have to drag them down with her.
Sipho Ngwetsheni, Mogale City