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Desmond Tutu Left Off the
Mandela Funeral Guestlist

Atlantic Wire, by Adrian Lee

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Posted By:StormCnter, 12/14/2013 11:56:15 AM

Not going to invite Archbishop Desmond Tutu to his friend´s funeral? Fine: he won´t go at all, then. Tutu, the 82-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate (and a frequent critic of South Africa´s government), says he didn´t receive credentials from the government to attend Nelson Mandela´s funeral on Sunday, which will be attended by about 5,000 dignitaries. So despite plans to fly into Qunu, where Mandela will be interred, he´s decided to cancel his flight to the family funeral after he says he wasn´t told by the South African government that he was invited: Much as I would have loved to attend the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/14/2013 12:32:29 PM     (No. 9653734)

Didn´t realize the Obamacare crew moonlighted as event planners in South Africa...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 12/14/2013 1:32:46 PM     (No. 9653812)

Sounds like behind the scenes they were all jealous and envious of each other.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lil dotty, 12/14/2013 1:46:57 PM     (No. 9653827)

This deserves more digging. Seem to recall reading that Tutu´s house was robbed while he was out of town for the funeral. Inquiring minds and all that....

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Doctor P, 12/14/2013 2:02:27 PM     (No. 9653837)

Media goo goo but so so Tutu no go to Mendala bye bye - Ha ha

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Reply 5 - Posted by: skedaddle, 12/14/2013 2:05:02 PM     (No. 9653847)

I just love watching this train wreck of a funeral - pass the popcorn.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 12/14/2013 2:12:48 PM     (No. 9653861)

apparently they had one spot left and gave it to the "schizophrenic"..

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rivetjoint, 12/14/2013 2:56:12 PM     (No. 9653917)

Judging from the news about the lax security arrangements, Tutu could have strolled into the stadium for the funeral just as he pleased.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: lil dotty, 12/14/2013 3:59:03 PM     (No. 9653984)

Something is brewing somewhere but it is not TEA. Tutu claimed to have a burglary in his home at the time of the funeral.
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/desmond-tutu-has-house-burgled-while-giving-nelson-mandela-tribute-8998064.html

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Emerson, 12/14/2013 5:41:04 PM     (No. 9654065)

Tutu´s house was burglarized while he was attending the memorial service in the stadium. That was an early event in the ten day mourning period, which ended with his funeral. It´s the funeral to which Tutu was not invited.

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