MBABANE: South African anti-apartheid activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu has died, Mondli Gungubele, the Minister in the Presidency has confirmed in a public statement.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his profound sadness on behalf of all South Africans, Archbishop Tutu died on Sunday 26 December 2021.
“Archbishop Tutu, the last surviving South African laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize, passed away in Cape Town at the age of 90.President Ramaphosa expresses his heartfelt condolences to Mam Leah Tutu, the Tutu family, the board and staff of the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, the Elders and Nobel Laureate Group, and the friends,comrades and associates nationally and globally of the iconic spiritual leader, anti-apartheid activist and global human rights campaigner”, read the statement released by the Minister in the Presidency.
President Ramaphosa said the passing of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu was another chapter of bereavement “in our nation’s farewell to a generation of outstanding South Africans who have bequeathed us a liberated South Africa”.
The late Archbishop Desmond Tutu(pic:Unisa)