Jun 26, 2022

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Presidency announces Archbishop Desmond Tutu, 90, has died

The Presidency announced the death of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.

In a statement on Sunday, Minister in the Presidency Mondli Gungubele said President Cyril Ramaphosa “expresses his profound grief on behalf of all South Africans the death of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu on Sunday, December 26th. “

Archbishop Tutu, the last surviving South African Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, died in Cape Town at the age of 90.

” President Ramaphosa addresses MAM Leah Tutu, the Tutu family, the board and staff of the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, the Elder and Nobel Laureate Group, and friends, comrades and condolences from nationally and globally associated members of the iconic spiritual leader, Anti -Apartheid activists and global human rights activists. “Generation of outstanding South Africans who left us a liberated SA.

” Desm ond Tutu was a patriot beyond compare; a leader of principles and pragmatism who gave meaning to the biblical insight that faith without works is dead.

“He was also a man of extraordinary intellect, integrity and invincibility against the forces of apartheid tender and vulnerable in his compassion for those who suffered oppression, injustice and violence under apartheid and oppressed and oppressed people around the world. “

He said as chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Tutu articulated the “general outrage over the devastation of apartheid and demonstrated touchingly and profoundly the depth of meaning of Ubuntu, reconciliation and forgiveness”.

“He put his extensive academic achievements at the service of our struggle and the service of the Cause of social and economic justice around the world.

“From the sidewalks of the resistance in South Africa to the pulpits of the great cathedrals and places of worship around the world to the prestigious setting of the Nobel Peace Prize, the Arch as a non-sectarian, inclusive advocate of universal human rights.

“In his richly inspiring but challenging life, Desmond Tutu overcame tuberculosis, the brutality of the apartheid security forces and the intransigence of successive apartheid regimes. Neither Casspirs, Tear gas and security agents could intimidate him or be off An unshakable belief in our liberation.

“He remained true to his beliefs throughout our democratic dispensation and maintained his strength and vigilance as he led and guided the burgeoning institutions of our democracy to its inimitable, inevitable and always strengthening wise accountability.

“We share this moment of deep loss with MAM Leah Tutu, the Archbishop’s soul mate and source of strength and insight, who has made a monumental contribution to our freedom and to our own Development of our democracy accomplished.

“We pray that the soul of Archbishop Tutu rests in peace, but that his spirit watches over the future of our nation.”