Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has described his late friend Ahmed Kathrada as a person of the highest integrity who was a blessing for all South Africans. In a heartfelt tribute to Kathrada, who died in Johannesburg in the early hours of Tuesday, Tutu wrote: ”When the gates of apartheid’s political[…]
Retired Anglican archbishop and anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu celebrated his 85th birthday on Friday by presiding over Eucharist at St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town. He paid a moving tribute to the cathedral before laying his head on the communion table and weeping briefly. “I have reached the stage in[…]
The COP21 conference on climate change, scheduled to take place in Paris next week, should also focus on global inequality, Archbishop Desmond Tutu said on Sunday. Failure to do so would send a direct message of contempt to poorer nations and people, who cannot afford the costs of mitigating the[…]
Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, 83, has been re-admitted to hospital, a week after he was discharged, his foundation said on Tuesday. “He was discharged from hospital last Tuesday, and re-admitted this afternoon after expressing renewed discomfort,” the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation said in a statement. “His doctors[…]
While trying to spread some warmth and cheer among the sick, it was the patients who ended up giving words of comfort to the Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu, daughter of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, at Groote Schuur Hospital on Friday morning. “Please tell your daddy Aunty Sadia from Heideveld is[…]
Archbishop Desmond Tutu was hospitalised on Tuesday for a persistent infection, his foundation said in a statement. Tutu was reportedly being treated in a Cape Town hospital. The foundation did not give details about his illness but Tutu’s daughter, Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu said they hoped he will “be able[…]
Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu said on Tuesday that some of the most powerful nations’ refusal to comply with the International Criminal Court had created an environment for South Africa to allow Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir into, and out of, the country. “These powerful nations have created the rationale for[…]
Western Cape police have confirmed that a charge of malicious damage to property has been laid against Desmond Tutu’s granddaughter, Ziyanda Tutu. The charge was laid by Tutu’s wife Leah at the Milnerton Police Station last Thursday, Captain FC van Wyk told News24 on Friday via e-mail. “This office can[…]
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has appealed to Pope Francis to reconsider meeting the Dalai Lama, the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation said on Monday. “I am very aware of the dilemma in which so many have been finding themselves with regard to their relationships with His Holiness and the[…]
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu appealed to South Africans to resuscitate the values associated with its early days of democracy as he marked 30 years since receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. “My plea to my compatriots, to government and civil society, faith leaders and educators, parents and elders and youth, is[…]
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