Jun 26, 2022

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Table Mountain and Cape Town city hall to be lit up in purple in honour of Archbishop Tutu

The city of Cape Town will illuminate Table Mountain and the City Hall in purple in honor of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who died on Sunday morning.

Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis said Sunday that lighting the iconic mountain and town hall every night from 8 p.m. to midnight was one of several ways to celebrate Tutu’s contribution.

“It is a reminder of his wonderful life and contribution and it helps us to remember that contribution and to celebrate it.”

Hill-Lewis said this would last until Tutu’s official funeral.

He said books of condolence were being kept in municipal facilities near Cape Town and St. George’s Cathedral and he encouraged locals and tourists to post messages.