Tutu home burgled during Mandela memorial

2013-12-11 15:25
Retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu joins his hands as he arrives for the memorial service for former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto. (File, AP)

Retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu joins his hands as he arrives for the memorial service for former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto. (File, AP)

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Cape Town -  Police in South Africa say retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu's home was robbed while he was away to attend a memorial honouring Nelson Mandela.

A statement Wednesday from the South African Police Service said the robbery of Tutu's home in Cape Town happened between 19:00 and 21:00 on Tuesday. That was the day the Nobel Peace Prize laureate and foe of apartheid spoke at the memorial service at a soccer stadium in Soweto township of Johannesburg.

The statement said: "At this stage, we cannot give further details, as the investigation into the matter is still ongoing. No arrests have been made as yet."

The 82-year-old Tutu had his home robbed in August as he and his wife slept inside. Both were unhurt.

"I can confirm that there was a burglary last night," Roger Friedman told AFP.

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