The archbishop, whose powerful voice helped slay apartheid in South Africa, and earned a Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 is dead at 90.
The South African anti-apartheid campaigner, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu was one of the world’s most revered religious leaders, died in Cape Town. This loss will be felt all over the world. A peacebuilder and a humble person; a joyful sense of humor and one who experienced and helped his nation confront a serious problem.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s exuberant apostle of racial justice and reconciliation was a global spiritual leader.
He fought against the apartheid regime and the foreign governments that supported it. Desmond Tutu who was a champion of peace has now gone to be with the Lord May his soul Rest In Peace.
- The Nobel Peace Prize laureate was a fierce anti-apartheid activist who chaired the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
- President Cyril Ramaphosa paid tribute to Tutu, saying he remained steadfast and fought throughout the decades of the apartheid regime in South Africa.
Tutu overcame tuberculosis, the brutality of the apartheid security forces and remained steadfast against successive apartheid regimes,
President Cyril Ramaphosa expressed his condolences to Tutu's wife Leah and their family, as well as the board and staff of the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, The Elders, and Nobel Laureate Group, and Tutu's friends and associates nationally and globally. Ramaphosa said, adding that neither security police Casspirs and teargas, nor security agents could intimidate him or deter him from his steadfast belief in South Africa's liberation."He remained true to his convictions during our democratic dispensation and maintained his vigor and vigilance as he held leadership and the burgeoning institutions of our democracy to account in his inimitable, inescapable, and always fortifying way."
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate who helped end apartheid in South Africa, has died aged 90 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-59793726 …
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