Charge withdrawn against Tutu's granddaughter

2016-02-09 13:26
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu (Schalk van Zuydam, AP)

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu (Schalk van Zuydam, AP)

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Cape Town - A charge of malicious damage to property against Ziyanda Tutu, the granddaughter of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, has been withdrawn.

This after the matter between the winemaker and her grandparents was settled out of court.

Tutu appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Tuesday on a charge of malicious damage to property.

Desmond Tutu's wife, Leah, had laid the charge at the Milnerton police station in May last year. Details of what happened had not been released.

Shortly after the incident, the Tutus released a statement via the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, saying only that the family was "naturally distressed and deeply saddened".

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