11/12/2013 09:07 GMT | Updated 25/01/2014 16:01 GMT

Desmond Tutu's House Burgled During Nelson Mandela Memorial

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South African Archbishop and Honorary Elders Desmond Tutu speaks during the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg on December 10, 2013. Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and one of the towering political figures of the 20th century, died in Johannesburg on December 5 at age 95. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

Archbishop Desmond Tutu's house was burgled as he attended nelson Mandela's memorial service on Tuesday, it as been reported.

His aide Roger Friedman said on Wednesday: "I can confirm that there was a burglary last night," reports AFP.

Tutu's home is in the suburbs of Cape Town, 800 miles away from Johannesburg where the service was held.