[quote]Film on Maarohanye tainted by dishonesty
Principal accused of using students' plight to solicit money
November 27, 2006 Edition 1
Karyn Maughan and Nomusa Cembi
It was a harrowing documentary that received backing from celebrities Ben Affleck, Ashton Kutcher and Bono, won three major film awards and prompted Oprah Winfrey to donate more than $1-million (about R7,2-million) to a Soweto school.
But now it seems that Ithuteng (Never Stop Learning), which is due to be aired on America's HBO television channel in less than a week to commemorate World Aids Day, was built on lies.
Days after Kutcher and Affleck attended the film's Los Angeles premiere on November 15, Carte Blanche revealed damaging allegations that the documentary's heroine and principal of the Soweto-based Ithuteng Trust, Jacqueline Maarohanye, was a liar who used the plight of vulnerable students to solicit money. . . . [/quote]