It is trying times for the Desmond Tutu family.
Desmond Tutu and his wife, Leah, have pressed criminal charges against their 30 year old writer granddaughter, Ziyanda Palesa Tutu.
According to South African police, Ziyanda is being accused of property damage.
Ziyanda who has spoken to a local news station has blamed her grandmother for the way things are being handled, according to her, they have never had a great relationship.
Desmond Tutu is said to be saddened by the situation and the Desmond and Leah Tutu foundation has released a statement saying, “We are naturally distressed and deeply saddened. The Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation hopes and prays that the family will soon be able to put this incident behind it.”
Ziyanda has taken to Twitter to say she would hand herself over to the Police.
Ziyanda is Desmond and Leah Tutu’s first granddaughter.