Archbishop Desmond Tutu bows outs at 90.
Iconic South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu has died at the age of 90.
In a statement made by Dr Ramphela Mamphele; the acting Chairperson of the Archbishop Desmond Tutu IP Trust, he said on behalf of the Tutu family that this iconic leader of the anti-apartheid movement died peacefully at the Oasis Frail Care Centre in Cape Town this morning.
It is reported that Archbishop Desmond was diagnosed with prostate cancer in the late 1990s and has been in and out of hospital in recent years to treat infections associated with his cancer treatment.
Dr Mamphele however did not give details on the cause of death.
The South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on his Twitter Account that the passing of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is another chapter of bereavement in their nation’s farewell to a generation of outstanding South Africans who have bequeathed a liberated South Africa.
Desmond Mpilo Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his campaign of non-violent opposition to South Africa’s white minority rule.
He will be remembered as an outspoken critic of the country’s previous brutal system of oppression against the country’s Black majority.