Emerging reports say struggle icon and ANC stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has opened a case of theft at the police station after she was robbed of money.
Mama Winnie became aware of the theft on Thursday after she ransacked her purse – where she kept the R83 000; but realized that the money had disappeared.
She had kept the purse in her wardrobe and had allegedly planned to deposit the money at a bank soon. Winnie received the money as a birthday cash gift on Monday.
Appalled and disheartened by the theft, she was left with no option but to report the matter to the police. Afterward, she marched down to the Orlando East police station and opened a theft case.
ANC Stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Lays Complaint
Meanwhile, the Orlando East police station has also confirmed the case. Speaking to reporters, te police said Mama Winnie laid a theft complaint; but declined to give further information.
Earlier this month, precisely on 13th September, Mama Winnie had a blast at a special birthday gala dinner organized in honour of her 80th birthday; at the picturesque Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town.
The glamourous event pulled many prominent South Africans – mostly politicians from different parties; and other well-meaning visitors, well-wishers ,and lovers of the Mandela family.
She ended the celebratory events held in her honor on Monday, September 26 when another bash was held at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park on . This was followed by another bash hosted by the ANC Women’s League (ANCWL).
Born on Sept. 26 in 1936, in the Eastern Cape, Mama Winnie is today a globally recognized figure. She is fondly remembered for withstanding police harassment as a political activist during the apartheid government.
Even after she was detained under terrorism laws for 17 months in 1969, she continued to organize for racial equality, establishing groups like the Black Women’s Federation and the Black Parents’ Association during the 1976 youth uprising on her release.
ANC stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has not held back her views on Zuma-led administration. She is also vocal and influential within and outside the ANC camp.