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Police stationed at the Orlando East police station confirmed with News24 that the former first lady had indeed opened a case at the station earlier in the day but would not be drawn into giving further details.
However, News24 understands that Madikizela-Mandela discovered the money was missing when she took her bag out of her wardrobe at her home to look for bread money.
The 80-year-old had allegedly received money amounting to R83 000 as a birthday gift. She had allegedly planned to deposit the money at a bank soon.