Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu, an Anti-Apartheid hero died on 26th December 2021 at an age of 90. Desmond Mpilo Tutu was a Nobel Peace laurate. His moral might premated South African Society during the darkest periods of Apartheid to a new democracy. Tutu was considered outspoken by many.
Desmond Mpilo Tutu
Tutu was born in 7th October 1931 and was a South African Anglican Bishop and Theologian. He was known for his work as an Anti-Apartheid and Human Rights activist. He was the Bishop of Johannesburg from 1985 to 1986 and later the Archbishop of Cape Town from 1986 to 1996. He was the first African to hold the position. He won the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize for which he had previously been nominated in 1981, 1982, and 1983.
Desmond Tutu was the nation’s conscience by both Black and White who preached against the tyranny of White minority. He had a regret during his final years that his dream of “Rainbow Nation” did not come true. His foundations have said that the body of Desmond Tutu will lie in state for two days before his funeral on New Year’s Day. To accommodate more mourners, the lying in state has been extended to include Thursday, which was originally scheduled to last just one day. It will lie in St George’s Cathedral in his former Cape Town parish and will be cremated after the funeral and his ashes placed in the Cathedral.
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