A World Boxing Council championship belt belonging to formerhas been stolen from a museum in Soweto, according to police.
The belt was given to Mandela by American boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard during one of his visits to South Africa.
It was one of many artifacts inside the Nelson Mandela National Museum, a major tourist attraction for local and international travelers.
Mandela, a former amateur boxer, revered the belt, and it was prominently displayed in the museum in a house where he once lived in Soweto township, west of Johannesburg.
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SOURCE: CBS News