Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the fight against apartheid and apartheid in South Africa, has died. He was 90 years old.
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Tutu's death in Cape Town this morning. He was one of the last surviving Nobel laureates in South Africa.
Tutu, who had previously recovered from tuberculosis, underwent surgery for prostate cancer in 1997. In recent years he has often had to be hospitalized for a number of ailments.
Desmond Tutu, a South African cleric and activist, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his nonviolent fight against apartheid. He saw the end of a decade-long rule of the country's minority whites. He was the chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which was set up to investigate the atrocities committed during the dark days of that regime. He was considered by both blacks and whites in the country.
Many world leaders, including British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Stoer, have mourned Tutu's death. ‘Tutu is a guiding light for people around the world.
He will always be recognized for the special importance he attached to human dignity and equality, "said Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐮𝐠𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐬