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Police: Archbishop Desmond Tutu´s
home robbed same day he attended
memorial for Nelson Mandela

Associated Press, by Ray Faure

Original Article

Posted By:Flyright, 12/11/2013 9:10:05 AM

JOHANNESBURG — 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. Retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu and musician Bono wave to mourners during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 12/11/2013 9:14:26 AM     (No. 9649298)

I told him not to post his whereabouts on Facebook, but he just wouldn´t listen. . .

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Coy860, 12/11/2013 9:19:42 AM     (No. 9649304)

Probably more lucrative than pshishing!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mc squared, 12/11/2013 9:20:47 AM     (No. 9649307)

In some cities you don´t announce your absence by posting a service time and date in the obit.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: lydwho, 12/11/2013 9:23:35 AM     (No. 9649314)

You just can´t trust those white gangs!!!!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/11/2013 9:24:01 AM     (No. 9649315)

Even the Amish use Facebook.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 12/11/2013 9:27:53 AM     (No. 9649322)

This used to be a common event - maybe it still is. In one case I heard the robbers painted up a van like a florist shop. No one gave two thoughts about it when they pulled into the driveway and carried flowers to the mourner´s back door. 10 minutes later they were gone, as was all the jewelry, coin collection, and silverware in the house. Very cruel.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: caddyjak, 12/11/2013 9:34:07 AM     (No. 9649348)

Big deal....We have the same thing in Chicago & Detroit. It is called "wealth distribution".

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mitzi, 12/11/2013 9:43:39 AM     (No. 9649380)

Do retired Anglican archbishops have anything worth stealing?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: KingBubo, 12/11/2013 10:04:58 AM     (No. 9649440)

Where was George Dubya? That is why they brought him, so they could blame him.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 12/11/2013 10:14:38 AM     (No. 9649462)

We didn´t live in a high crime area but it was always understood that someone- maybe a trusted neighbor- needed to stay in the house during both a funeral or a wedding. Word gets out, if not in obits and wedding announcements via the neighborhood grapevine.



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Reply 11 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 12/11/2013 10:44:52 AM     (No. 9649534)

Just some poor South African people who have heard Øvomit speak of the fairness of the "redistribution of wealth" and decided to get a head start on that...

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Reply 12 - Posted by: yo-yo, 12/11/2013 10:45:10 AM     (No. 9649537)

It was probably that same hasidic gang that knocked out that twofer offspring of Trayvon and Tawana.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Doctor P, 12/11/2013 11:01:13 AM     (No. 9649576)

No HO HO HO for so-so TuTu of lala land as media goes gaga - HA HA HA

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Reply 14 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 12/11/2013 11:13:06 AM     (No. 9649604)

Old burglar´s trick. Saw it on an old episode of Dragnet.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 12/11/2013 11:19:16 AM     (No. 9649615)

Ignorant author and AP editor. It´s called burglary, not robbery.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: lotsamojo, 12/11/2013 12:06:43 PM     (No. 9649697)

Could we assume this is a preview of SA life after Mandela?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 12/11/2013 2:36:18 PM     (No. 9649869)

South Africa is the darling of American liberals. This is why we rarely get stories in the media about:
1. The high crime rate there
2. The one-party state there
3. The kleptocrats who run it
4. The ongoing genocide against white farmers

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