Beast of Soweto

The truth, it is said, always finds a way of coming out. Just ask Jackey Maarohanye, the self-styled Angel of Soweto.

The truth, it is said, always finds a way of coming out. Just ask Jackey Maarohanye, the self-styled Angel of Soweto.

She is sinking fast in a quicksand of lies and deceit. Mama Jackey, as she was affectionately known, portrayed herself as driven by passion to help destitute children.

But evidence is piling up of how she, through her Ithuteng Trust, has been abusing the public's trust and preying on donors for her own benefit for years. We share Nelson Mandela's and the nation's dismay.

The Carte Blanche expose showed the dark side of a deranged woman who displayed unprecedented ruthlessness in the name of charity.

We hope the Beast of Soweto - for that is her true nature - has not dealt a devastating blow to efforts to get South Africans to be more charitable.

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