(SOUTH AFRICA) -- A former dorm matron at Oprah Winfrey's South African school for girls was acquitted Monday on charges she abused students.
Tiny Virginia Makopo had been accused of kissing and touching the girls, ages 13 to 15, shortly after the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls opened its doors in 2007.
Winfrey released a statement saying she was "profoundly disappointed" by the verdict. The talk show host also said, "I will forever be proud of the nine girls who testified with the courage and conviction to be heard."
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