Dead model Mathuloe ‘had Orlando Pirates captain’s bank card’

The young woman’s handbag allegedly also contained illicit drugs.

According to an extensive report in Sunday World about the suicide of model Lebo Mathuloe, it appears she may have been close enough to Orlando Pirates captain Thabo Matlaba to have one of his bank cards in her handbag.

He denied this, though admitted to the tabloid that he knew Mathuloe. He said they were not romantic, and he had met her through a friend.

“I deny that I gave her my bank card. I have all my credit cards with me,” he was quoted as saying.

Orlando Pirates left-back Thabo Matlaba
Orlando Pirates left-back Thabo Matlaba

The model reportedly stabbed herself to death with a steak knife near a guard house after screaming and taking off her clothes in the exclusive North West Pecanwood Golf Estate on Monday morning.

She was allegedly high on drugs, which the tabloid claims was confirmed by a toxicology report following her death.

The paper also reported that Mathuloe had married a “Swazi polygamist” last year.