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Atteridgeville’s orphanage sacked by Social Development

The Kingdom Life Child and Youth centre could be closing after the provincial Department of Social Development denied funding for lack of compliance.

Affectionately called “Gogo” founder of the home, Nomalizo Magoba established Kingdom Life in her three-bedroom house in 1999 to foster neglected children in her community.

To date the 58 orphaned, abused and neglected children in Atteridgeville are facing uncertainty as the funding was cut to their shelter.

Since January this year, the Gauteng Department of social Development has cut funding to the home. The shelter now relies on the generosity of people and businesses in Atteridgeville. The social development department said “Kingdom Life’s board is unconstitutional and funds have been mismanaged.”

They now plan on moving the children.

Gogo Magoba denies any mismanagement of funds and says the home is willing to vote in a new board for the sake of the children.

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