Wednesday, May 18, 2022

South Africa Archbishop Desmond Tutu dies aged 90

Cape Town. South Africa’s Desmond Tutu, who won the Nobel Peace Prize, has died (Archbishop Desmond Tutu don die). He was 90 years old. Archbishop Tutu died in Cape Town. He fought against apartheid throughout his life. Tutu was an eminent spiritual leader and global human rights campaigner. In October this year, he celebrated his 90th birthday. On this occasion, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa called him a national treasure and a global icon.

In the 1990s, Tutu was diagnosed with prostate cancer. In recent days, he had to be hospitalized several times. Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his non-violent protest against apartheid. Desmond Tutu has also been awarded the Gandhi Peace Prize in India.

Paying tribute to him, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote, ‘Archbishop Desmond Tutu was a guide to countless people globally. His work on human dignity and equality will always be remembered. I am deeply saddened by his passing and express my heartfelt condolences to all his fans. May his soul rest in peace.’

Along with the anti-apartheid symbol Nelson Mandela, Tutu also struggled continuously. He fought for the rights of blacks in South Africa from 1948 to 1991. He was one of the driving forces behind the movement to end the policy of racial segregation and discrimination. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1984 for his role in the struggle to end the apartheid system.

After Mandela became the first black president of South Africa in 1994, Tutu was appointed by him to a commission set up by him to investigate crimes committed by whites and blacks during the apartheid era.

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