- The much-adored Archbishop Desmond Tutu was recently given credit for his support of the LGBTI+ community
- He was given a Lifetime Achievement Award to honour his many years of service to the community
- Alan Winde, the Western Cape premier, accepted the award on Tutu's behalf
The LGBTI+ community highly admires Archbishop Desmond Tutu for his ongoing support and love for them.
Recently, the living idol was honoured for his service to the community that is often misunderstood and on the receiving end of prejudice.
Tutu was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by Outreach Africa. They are also the organisers of Cape Town Pride 2020, according to TimesLIVE.
This award was handed over on Saturday, 29 February, and received on behalf of Tutu by Alan Winde, the Western Cape premier.
In a statement by the The Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, Tutu had this to say:
"I send my love and blessings to all associated with Cape Town Pride 2020. I should thank you for honouring ‘a decrepit’, and apologise for being unable to be with you in person today."
Late last year, Briefly.co.za reported on Tutu's hospitalisation due to an infection. Despite being sick he was in good spirits and his family was sure he would be home in time for Christmas.
The 88-year-old may have retreated from the public eye for the most part, but he remains the heartbeat of Mzansi's conscience and moral compass.
On 3 February, Tutu made history when he was appointed as the first black Anglican Bishop of Johannesburg.
He became the first black person to be appointed and ordained as an Anglican Bishop of the city.
The historic appointment came only a month after he won the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize, according to South African History Online.
He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace for his stance against the previous regime. His appointment meant he was the head of the Anglican Church that boasts with an impressive 1.6 million membership in SA.
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