Another scandal has struck the South African girls school founded by daytime talk show queen Oprah Winfrey. The body of a newborn baby was found in a bag belonging to a teenage student. A 17-year-old student at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls gave birth to a child this week and disposed of the body at the school, located 25 miles south of Johannesburg. According to the Afrikaans-language newspaper Beeld, the dead newborn was found in a plastic bag filled with bloodied clothes. The young woman handed the bag containing the infant over to hospital staff after she was admitted with excessive bleeding last week.
Police are not sure if the newborn was killed or died of natural causes.
“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,” News quoted police captain Shado Mashobane as telling local daily The Times.