Desmond Tutu's family has hope of him being home for Christmas

Desmond Tutu's family has hope of him being home for Christmas

- Archbishop Desmond Tutu was admitted to hospital to have an infection treated

- Since he was taken in, Tutu has been in good spirits while prayers are said for his recovery

- His nearest and dearest are hoping that he will be released soon so he can be home for Christmas

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Despite being in the hospital, Archbishop Desmond Tutu is still laughing and being his jovial self.

Tutu was admitted to a hospital in Cape Town earlier, reported. He was taken in for treatment of a stubborn infection, according to his wife, Leah, who released a statement about the matter.

The infection seems to be a recurring one, but the treatment should be taking care of it effectively.

The nation was assured that Tutu is doing well and his family is hoping that he will be going home soon.

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Niclas Kjellstrom-Matseke the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation's chairperson, said in a statement that Tutu's family is in hope of the 88-year-old being released.

He added that the family is very grateful for all the prayers and well-wishing from supporters.

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