The dorm matron accused of sexual and physical misconduct at
Oprah Winfrey’s South African school has posted bail and was released after a
court appearance on Monday in Johannesburg.
Virginia Mogkobo was arrested on Thursday for assault,
indecent assault and soliciting minor girls to perform indecent acts. The
27-year-old was released on 3,000 rand bail ($450) and the case has been
suspended until Dec. 13 to permit for further investigation during that time.
Oprah flew to South Africa
late last week to the Oprah
Academy to lend her hand
and expressed her “devastation” at the
“It has shaken me to my core,” she said on Monday.
The 53-year-old’s plan now is to “clean house” and start anew.
“We are removing the dorm parents, and as I have said to the
girls, (we are) cleaning house from top to bottom,” she announced. “My
experience with child predators is that no one ever, ever abuses just one child.”