Desmond Tutu’s home is robbed while he attends Nelson Mandela memorial service

South African police say break-in at Cape Town home happened yesterday evening

Former Archbishop Desmond Tutu addresses the crowds during Nelson Mandela’s national memorial service in Johannesburg.

Former Archbishop Desmond Tutu addresses the crowds during Nelson Mandela’s national memorial service in Johannesburg.

Wed, Dec 11, 2013, 14:33

Former archbishop Desmond Tutu’s home was robbed while he was at the Nelson Mandela memorial service.

South African police said the break-in at Tutu’s home in Cape Town happened between 7pm and 9pm on yesterday, the day he spoke at the memorial service 800 miles away in Johannesburg.

A police 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 was also burgled at home last August as he and his wife slept inside. Both were unhurt.