Nelson Mandela

Desmond Tutu's Home Burgled While Attending Mandela Memorial

Nobody was home


CAPE TOWN: Burglars broke into the Cape Town home of Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu while he was in Johannesburg to attend the memorial service for Nelson Mandela, a Tutu family spokesman said on Wednesday.

Tutu, the retired Anglican archbishop of Cape Town, used the pulpit to preach against apartheid and was a contemporary of former president Mandela, who died on Thursday at the age of 95.

"I can confirm the house was broken into while he was in Gauteng with his family. No one was at home," said Tutu spokesman Roger Friedman, referring to the province that includes Johannesburg.