Archbishop Desmond Tutu
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Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate who helped bring South Africa’s apartheid system to an end, has died at the age of 90.

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The churchman’s death, according to President Cyril Ramaphosa, marks “another chapter of bereavement in our nation’s farewell to a generation of outstanding South Africans.”

He stated that Archbishop Tutu had contributed to the legacy of “a liberated South Africa.”

Tutu was one of the most well-known figures in the country, both at home and abroad.

He was a contemporary anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, and he was a driving force behind the movement to end the policy of racial segregation and discrimination imposed by the white minority government against the black majority in South Africa from 1948 until 1991.

In 1984, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the struggle to end apartheid.

39 People Die As Crowded Ferry Caught Fire In Bangladesh Tutu’s death comes just weeks after the 85th birthday of South Africa’s last apartheid-era president, FW de Clerk.

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

“A patriot without equal; a leader of principle and pragmatism who gave meaning to the biblical insight that faith without works is dead,” he said.

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

 

 

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