The home of Archbishop Desmond Tutu was burgled during Nelson Mandela's memorial service in Johannesburg yesterday, AFP reports.
Ending apartheid in South Africa was Nelson Mandela's greatest achievement according to a new poll.
A ComRes survey carried out for ITV News found that nearly a third of those questioned believed ending the regime topped his other achievements:
- Ending Apartheid - 31%
- Inspiring ordinary people that they can change the world - 19%
- Unifying South Africa - 15%
- Setting an example for how other world leaders should behave - 14%
- Being a figurehead for Africa across the globe - 8%
- Demonstrating the possibilities of peaceful protest - 6%
- Don’t know - 7%
The ComRes survey for ITV News questioned 2,029 UK adults.
In response to the historic handshake between Barack Obama and Cuban president Raul Castro, the US National Security Council has said: "This wasn't a pre-planned encounter. Above all else, today is about honouring Nelson Mandela and that was the President's singular focus at the memorial service.
"We appreciate that people from all over the world are participating in this ceremony."
Barack Obama shook the hands of his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro in a landmark moment for the two countries at Nelson Mandela's memorial service today.
President Obama and the Cuban leader smiled and exchanged a few words as they embraced at the ceremony.
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who was at the memorial service, has said that South Africans see Nelson Mandela as "not just a president but as a friend".
He told ITV News that it was a "privilege" to work with Mandela, adding that he "teaches us that nothing is impossible, as long as you have hope".
A friend of Nelson Mandela's, Linda Twala, has said that "no-one that will ever replace Mandela".
He says he remembers Mandela visiting a shack in the Johannesburg township of Alexandra and sitting a young child on his knee.