South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu dies at 90

South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu has passed away at the age of 90 years.

Tutu is one of the people who were popular during the apartheid Era.

He was awarded the Nobel prize in 1984 for his role in the struggle to abolish the apartheid system.

 

Tutu’s death comes just weeks after that of South Africa’s last apartheid-era president, FW de Clerk, who died at the age of 85.

 

President Ramaphosa said Tutu was “an iconic spiritual leader, anti-apartheid activist and global human rights campaigner”.

 

He described him as “a patriot without equal; a leader of principle and pragmatism who gave meaning to the biblical insight that faith without works is dead.

 

“A man of extraordinary intellect, integrity and invincibility against the forces of apartheid, he was also tender and vulnerable in his compassion for those who had suffered oppression, injustice and violence under apartheid, and oppressed and downtrodden people around the world.”