The former dorm matron of Oprah's Winfrey's $40 million South Africa school accused of abusing students at the institution is slated to go on trial today.
Reports say Tiny Virginia Makopo -- the 28-year old charged with indecent assault, assault and criminal injury of six girls and a fellow matron -- is expected to plead not guilty.
The trial -- during which the girls are expected to provide accounts of the abuse -- is closed to the public and is expected to last until Friday.
What others are saying about the trial:
The Times: The shocking facts of abuse at Winfrey's school
Oprah school matron on trial
BBC: Oprah school abuse trial starts
Iol: Accused pleads not guilty in Oprah case