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Lira's 'robbers' in court

Ten statuettes from the SAMAs along with many other valuables were stolen from her home.

The home of South African songstress Lira was burgled on 9 August, 2013 while she and her husband were attending a Women's Day function in the South of Johannesburg. Picture: www.bantudaily.com

JOHANNESBURG - The men accused of breaking into multi-award winning singer Lira's home at the weekend are expected to appear in the Randburg Magistrate's Court today.

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 the city.

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

The suspects were arrested at the weekend after they were found in possession of some of the stolen items, including the SAMA awards.

Lira's husband Robin Kohl said he hopes the perpetrators are brought to justice.

"There may be more people involved but we hope that there aren't. We look forward to justice being served."

He said Lira was devastated by the incident.

"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."

ANOTHER HIGH PROFILE ROBBERY

The robbery at Lira's home comes after the Milnerton home of Archbishop Desmond Tutu was robbed last Tuesday.

Burglars entered Tutu's Milnerton home during 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.