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FIRST ON EWN: Tutu's home burgled

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu's home was burgled while he and his wife were asleep.

FILE: The house of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu was burgled while he and his wife were asleep. Picture: Sapa.

CAPE TOWN - Eyewitness News can reveal the house of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has been burgled.

Western Cape Police have confirmed the incident, which took place at Tutu's home in Milnerton.

Eyewitness News understands burglars entered Tutu's home in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

It's believed the cleric and his wife, Leah, were asleep at the time. Tutu apparently discovered the house had been burgled when he woke up at around 5am.

Various small items were taken, including keys and remotes.

The police's Andre Traut says, "The circumstances surrounding a burglary case perpetrated on Tuesday morning at a residence in Milnerton is being investigated by police."

No one has been arrested at this stage.

This is not the first time the Tutu family has been hit by crime in the area.

In April last year a domestic worker was killed at the home of Tutu's daughter.

Forty-year-old Angila Machinga's body was found inside the Milnerton house with her hands and feet bound. She'd been stabbed several times.