Anti-apartheid campaigner Archbishop Tutu dies

26 Dec, 2021 - 13:12 0 Views
Anti-apartheid campaigner Archbishop Tutu dies Desmond Tutu

The ManicaPost


SOUTH AFRICAN anti-apartheid campaigner Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has died.


He was 90.


President Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed the passing on in a statement released today.


Tutu, who was born in Klerksdorp in 1931, was known for actively and fiercely campaigning for human rights and dignity as he diligently fought against oppression, racism, poverty and homophobia.


He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his efforts.


In 1986 he became the first black person to lead the Anglican Church in Southern Africa and used his position to push for peace and justice.


Tutu was appointed chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) set up to deal with the atrocities of apartheid after South Africa held its first democratic elections and he continued to speak out against moral and political issues after the TRC ended.

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