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

(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.

Retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaks at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg Tuesday.
Retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaks at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg Tuesday.   (Matt Dunham)
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