Oprah Winfrey Academy For Girls And Dead Baby Found

By: Susan Harris - Staff Writer
Published: Feb 18, 2021

Oprah Winfrey Academy For Girls And Dead Baby. A dead baby was found at the Oprah Winfrey Academy for Girls in South Africa. According to the Gauteng police, the new-born was found on Wednesday.

“Police could not confirm if the baby, who belonged to a 17-year-old pupil at the school, had been murdered or died of natural causes,” stated Captain Shado Mashobane. “Yes, the girl gave birth to the baby at the school, but we can’t confirm what happened to it. A case of concealment of death is being investigated,” he added.

The 17-year-old girl was taken to the Midvaal hospital in Meyerton. Beeld newspaper today reported that the baby’s body was found in a plastic bag filled with bloodied clothes after the girl was taken to the hospital. Mashobane was unable to confirm the reports.

The school in South Africa is a girls-only boarding school. It officially opened in January of 2007. Oprah Winfrey stated that she founded the Leadership Academy to provide educational and leadership opportunities for academically gifted girls from impoverished backgrounds in South Africa.


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