Alarming claims

The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls was established for the sole aim of providing the best education for disadvantaged girls in this country.

Therefore, reports that a parent charged with looking after the children has been suspended on misconduct charges are cause for great concern.

Although details of the alleged crime have not been disclosed, the matter appears very serious, based on remarks by Winfrey herself that nothing was more devastating to her than an allegation of misconduct by an adult against any of the girls.

The institution and the police have moved swiftly to probe the incident. We hope the truth will out and appropriate action taken.

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