Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has passed away at the age of 90-years-old. The Tutu family says the Archbishop died peacefully at the Oasis Frail Care Centre in Cape Town.
In paying tribute to South Africa’s ‘Arch’, President Cyril Ramaphosa expressed his profound sadness at the death of Archbishop Tutu, saying it’s another chapter of bereavement in the nation’s farewell to a generation of outstanding South Africans who have bequeathed us a liberated country.
He has described Tutu as a patriot without equal; a leader of principle and pragmatism who gave meaning to the biblical insight that faith without work is dead. The President further noted that Tutu placed his extensive academic achievements at the service of South Africa’s struggle and the service of the cause for social and economic justice the world over.
Tutu was the last surviving South African laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize. He was also the chairperson of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).
[Picture: Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation]