Orphanage manager remains in custody

The owner and founder of a Cape Town orphanage will remain behind bars a week longer.

CAPE TOWN - The owner and founder of a Cape Town orphanage will remain behind bars a week longer.

Amina Opara was arrested last week and faces preliminary charges of fraud and corruption, among others.

The arrest came days after the Department of Social Development removed 16 children from the orphanage following allegations of sexual and physical abuse.

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Opara, a Congolese national, has appeared in court for a string of charges, including fraud, corruption and contravening the Immigration Act.

The state prosecutor says many more serious offences may be added.

The matter has been postponed until 25 June to gather more information ahead of Opara seeking bail.

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