Desmond Tutu to be buried on Saturday

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s funeral will take place in Cape Town at St George cathedral on Saturday the first of January

Tutu died in a frail-care centre on Sunday at the age of 90.

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, who will lead the funeral on Saturday, said Tutu’s ashes will be interred at the cathedral.

Tutu’s body will lie in state at the cathedral on Friday.

Further plans will be announced during the week.

Archbishop Makgoba aasked that those who hear the bells “pause their busy schedules for a moment in tribute”.