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Condolences pour in for Desmond Tutu as he has passed away

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Condolences pour in for Desmond Tutu as he has passed away. It is with exceeding heartsore to note and announce that Archibishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has passed away. He died this morning of 26 December 2021 at the age of 90 in Cape Town.

The Nobel laureate was a powerful and engineer of social activism who was also a human rights defender. He also campaigned against HIV/Aids, tuberculosis, poverty, racism, homophobia and s_xism, among other national issues.

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“I wish I could shut-up. I can’t,” said Tutu at one point in 2007 while stressing his attribute for expressing opinions at will. He was a direct opponent of apartheid and thus, led him to become one of the strongest voices in South Africa.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed and passed his condolences to Ma’am Leah Tutu and the Tutu family.