- Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu marked his 87th birthday over the weekend
- However, he spent the day at a hospital
- Tributes poured in for the renowned Nobel Laureate
Tributes poured in for Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu as he marked his 87th birthday on Sunday.
According to News24, the renowned Nobel Laureate however spent the day at a Cape Town hospital. He was admitted on 27 September for tests.
Archbishop Emeritus Tutu has been in and out of hospital over the past few years for treatment related to prostate cancer.
Fortunately, his office indicated that he was in good spirits and was looking forward to being discharged from hospital in a few days.
Archbishop Emeritus Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his anti-apartheid activism and efforts at promoting racial reconciliation in South Africa.
He has used his towering moral stature to promote just causes around the world over the years. Former President Nelson Mandela praised Archbishop Emeritus Tutu in 2008, calling him "our voice of conscience.
President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver the 8th Annual Desmond Tutu International Peace Lecture in Cape Town on 8 October, Briefly.co.za learned.
Various organisations and public figures have sent their tributes to Archbishop Emeritus Tutu on social media.
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