Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has died. Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has died at the age of 90.

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has died

Tutu, the last surviving South African laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize, died in Cape Town.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa said: “The passing of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is another chapter of bereavement in our nation’s farewell to a generation of outstanding South Africans who have bequeathed us a liberated South Africa.”

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his sadness, saying Tutu was a patriot.

He also describes him as a leader of principle and pragmatism who gave meaning to biblical insight.

Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his role as a unifying leader in the campaign to end apartheid.

 

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