Desmond Tutu's Home Robbed —He Was at Mandela Service

Thieves take advantage in South Africa
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 11, 2013 6:51 PM CST
Retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaks at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg Tuesday.   (Matt Dunham)

(Newser) – A low blow: Police in South Africa say retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu's home was robbed while he was away to attend Nelson Mandela's memorial service. A statement from the South African Police Service said the robbery of Tutu's home in Cape Town happened between 7 and 9pm yesterday. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate and foe of apartheid had traveled to Johannesburg to speak at Mandela's service. The 82-year-old Tutu had his home robbed in August as he and his wife slept inside. Both were unhurt.

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