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Tutus withdraw charges against granddaughter

Last year, Leah Tutu laid malicious damage to property charges against Ziyanda Tutu.

Desmond Tutu's granddaughter, Ziyanda Palesa Tutu. Picture: www.bnafrica.co.za.
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu,Leah Tutu,Ziyanda Tutu
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CAPE TOWN – Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and his wife Leah have withdrawn criminal charges against their granddaughter.

Last year,Tutu's wife Leah laid malicious damage to property charges against her granddaughter Ziyanda. 

The matter stems from an incident last year in which Ziyanda reportedly smashed crockery at her grandparent's Cape Town home. 

Ziyanda today entered courtroom 24 slowly with bloodshot eyes.

It appeared her makeup had also been smudged.

During the brief court appearance, her lawyer Anel du Toit explained a mediation process between her and her grandparents had been successful.

Du Toit says the family has settled the matter amicably out of court after the Arch and his wife decided to drop the charges.

(Edited by Tamsin Wort)


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