Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Mrs Leah Tutu have extended their love and gratitude to staff at their retirement village and members of the local fire department after a fire damaged the living area of their cottage in Hermanus, in the Southern Cape.
The couple did not sustain any injuries and were in good spirits considering events that unfolded around daybreak today.
“We cannot thank the staff at the village enough for their kindness and quick action; or members of the fire department, unsung heroes, on whose courage one leans in the most difficult circumstances. God bless them all,” the Tutus said.
The cause of the fire is unknown. It is believed to have been triggered by a faulty gas heater.