Desmond Tutu’s home was burgled as he attended a memorial honouring Nelson Mandela, police in South Africa have said.
The retired archbishop’s home in Cape Town was targeted as he attended the service at a soccer stadium in the Soweto township of Johannesburg.
‘We are not able to tell exactly what was stolen, the archbishop and his wife were not at home. The house was not pillaged.’
A police spokesman added: ‘At this stage, we cannot give further details, as the investigation into the matter is still ongoing. No arrests have been made as yet.’
Speaking at the Mandela memorial yesterday, the Nobel Peace Prize winner urged South Africans to follow the anti-apartheid icon’s example.
‘I want to show the world we can come out here and celebrate the life of an icon,’ he said.
‘You must show the world that we are disciplined. I want to hear a pin drop.’
The 82-year-old’s home was also robbed in August as he and his wife slept inside. Both were unhurt.