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Two arrested for Lira burglary

The SAMA award winner's home was burgled on Friday night. Several valuables were stolen.

The home of South African Music Award winner Lira was robbed on 7 August, 2013.Police have arrested two suspects in connection with the incident. Picture:Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - Two people have been arrested in connection with a robbery at the home of top South African singer Lira.

The Afro Soul singer's Johannesburg home was burgled on Friday night while she and her husband were attending a Women's Day function in the South of Johannesburg.

Ten statuettes from the South African Music Awards (SAMA) along with many other valuables were stolen

The police's Katlego Mogale says the suspects were apprehended in Alexandra after being found in possession of some of the stolen items.

"Electronic equipment and cash were taken from the home. Two suspects have since been arrested and some of the stolen items have been recovered."

Earlier today, Lira's husband Robin Kohl said she was devastated.

"She is quite heart-sore considering that the items were of huge sentimental value, seven years' worth of accolades, so she is very emotional at the moment."

The robbery comes after the Milnerton home of Archbishop Desmond Tutu was robbed on Tuesday.

Burglars entered Tutu's Milnerton home in the early hours of the morning while he and his wife, Leah, were asleep.

Various small items including keys and remotes were stolen.

Tutu apparently discovered the house had been burgled when he woke up at around 5am.