south africa mourns the death of an anti apartheid icon desmond tutu

South Africa mourns the death of an anti-apartheid icon. Desmond Tutu

Last updated on December 29th, 2021 at 07:03 am

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has praised Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa as a man of “great intellect, integrity, and invincibility against the forces of apartheid.” Tutu’s death was reported on Sunday, December 26 by relatives. As tributes to Archbishop Desmond Tutu continue to stream in, Cape Town’s Metropolis Hall and other monuments across the South African city were lit up in purple on Sunday.

Cyril Ramaphosa made a remark, recalling some of his legacies. Tutu, a persistent crusader, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his efforts to end white minority rule in South Africa.

In a tweet, former US President Barack Obama expressed his condolences for the churchman’s death, describing him as a “moral compass” for many people, including himself. Tutu, who had mostly receded from public life in recent years, was remembered for his easy humor and distinctive smile, but most importantly, for his never-ending fight against injustice.

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When Nelson Mandela became South Africa’s first black president in 1994, Tutu coined the term “Rainbow Nation” to describe the country. As the head of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, he led a grueling voyage into South Africa’s cruel past, revealing the evils of apartheid. To send Archbishop Desmond Tutu farewell, residents of Soweto gathered near his former house in Soweto.

He’ll be sorely missed. He had a significant impact on the lives of black people in South Africa, as well as everyone else. He had a big influence and will be much missed. And may his spirit find eternal rest. ” Andile, a resident of Soweto, stated.

Tutu’s death comes just a few weeks after that of FW de Klerk, South Africa’s last apartheid-era president, who died at the age of 85. According to his relatives, the archbishop had been in a frail position for some months and died quietly at 7:00 a.m. (0500 GMT) on Sunday. Tutu’s funeral has been scheduled for January 1, according to his foundation.