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South Africa’s Anti Apartheid Giant Archibishop Desmond Tutu Is Dead

South Africa’s Anti Apartheid Giant Archibishop Desmond Tutu Is Dead
Desmond Tutu, the cleric and social activist who was a giant of the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, has died aged 90.

Tutu, described by foreign observers and his countrymen as the moral conscience of his nation, died in Cape Town on Boxing Day.

This has been confirmed by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday in a statement.

“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,” Ramaphosa said in a statement.

He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his efforts to end apartheid and was the last surviving South African Nobel laureate.

He played a key role in South Africa’s transition from the apartheid era, including serving as chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission at the direction of then-President Nelson Mandela.

In the statement, Ramaphosa expressed his condolences to Tutu’s family and friends, calling him “a patriot without equal.

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