Desmond Tutu's granddaughter to hand herself over to police after he lays charge

By Drum Digital
15 May 2015

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu's granddaughter has made the decision to hand herself over to the police after her grandfather laid charges on her.

Western Cape police have confirmed that Desmond Tutu's granddaughter, Ziyanda, has been charged with malicious damage to property. Speaking to News24, Captain FC van Wyk confirmed that the charge was laid at Milnerton Police station last Thursday by Ziyanda's grandmother, Leah. "This office can confirm that a malicious damage to property case was opened for investigation at Milnerton Saps by the complainant against her granddaughter on Thursday, May 7", van Wyk told the site via email.

No further details were given. Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu's granddaughter made the decision to hand herself over to the police after her grandfather laid charges on her. News 24 reports that a press release issued by the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation during the course of the week revealed that there would indeed be charges laid against Ziyanda Tutu. Tutu’s granddaughter told Netwerk24 on Thursday that she was deeply hurt after the Anglican Archbishop Emeritus and his wife Leah laid the criminal charge against her.

While Tutu revealed that he and his wife were upset and heartbroken that "it had to come to that," as quoted by News24.

Tutu's granddaugter said the issue could have been dealt with in a more private manner and blamed mostly her grandmother whom she said she has never had a good relationship with. The 30-year-old took to her twitter to address the issue and to announce handing herself over to the police.  

   

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