Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who was close to the late Nelson Mandela, suffered a robbery at his home while at the memorial for his friend. The latest break-in was the third to happen at the Tutu residence and the second this year alone.
According to a report from the AFP, Tutu's home in Johannesburg's Soweto section was burglarized Tuesday (December 10) while the retired archbishop and his wife attended the service at the FNB stadium.
From the AFP:
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu's home was broken into while he was at Nelson Mandela's memorial, an aide said on Wednesday.
"I can confirm that there was a burglary last night," said Tutu aide Roger Friedman.
"We are not able to tell exactly what was stolen, the archbishop and his wife were not at home. The house was not pillaged."
Just five months ago, thieves broke into the Tutu home while he and his wife were sleeping, stealing small household items according to earlier reports.
In 2007, Tutu's home was sacked where several items, including his Nobel Prize medal, were taken. Police later found the medal.
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