Desmond Tutu dies at 84

Desmond Tutu dies at 84

Odujebe Funmilola

South African Nobel Peace Prize winner, Desmond Tutu is dead.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

He gave up the ghost this morning in a Cape Town hospital. The retired Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town who returned home on Wednesday, after a successful surgery and three weeks stay in the hospital, was readmitted on Saturday. He was 84.

His family said in a brief statement last week that he had a successful surgery to treat recurring infections that have afflicted him for more than a year.

The late clergy man was famous for his anti – apartheid sermons and utterances. He would be remembered for his numerous quotes against white minority rule in South Africa, which he condemned from his pulpit. Tutu in the dark days of apartheid said, “When the missionaries came to Africa, they had the Bible, and we had the land. They said, ‘let us pray’. We closed our eyes, when we opened them, we had the Bible and they had the land.” His stand against apartheid earned him global acclaim.

 

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  1. Omoba says:

    Rest in peace.

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