Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s Home Robbed While Attending Mandela Memorial

 

Johannesburg (AP) – Police in South Africa say retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s home was robbed while he was away to attend a memorial honoring Nelson Mandela.

A statement Wednesday from the South African Police Service said the robbery of Tutu’s home in Cape Town happened between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. 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.

Burglaries and home-invasions frequently occur in South Africa.

 

3 thoughts on “Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s Home Robbed While Attending Mandela Memorial

    • It is a sad but true reality… My Bishop, his wife, and I were victims, having been robbed at gun point and left bound up in Johannesburg back in 2010 during a home invasion. But God kept us protect and safe from harm.

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