HISTORY HOT NEWS SOUTH AFRICA Archbishop Desmond Tutu is dead 1 year ago Samuel Post Views: 1,423 The South African Nobel Peace Prize winner, Desmond Tutu, is dead. His death was announced Sunday by the South African president’s office. Mr Tutu, an Anglican archbishop, died in Cape Town at the age of 90 The minister in the South African presidency, Mondli Gungubele, said in a statement that President Cyril Ramaphosa “expresses, on behalf of all South Africans, his profound sadness at the passing today, Sunday December 26, of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu”. “President Ramaphosa expresses his heartfelt condolences to MAM Leah Tutu, the Tutu family, the board and staff of the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, the Elders and Nobel Laureate Group, and the friends, comrades and associates nationally and globally of the iconic spiritual leader, anti-apartheid activist and global human rights campaigner,” the minister said. Mr Tutu was an Anglican cleric and theologian, known for his work as an anti-apartheid and human rights activist. He was the Bishop of Johannesburg from 1985 to 1986 and then the Archbishop of Cape Town from 1986 to 1996, in both cases being the first black African to hold the position. “President Ramaphosa expresses his heartfelt condolences to MAM Leah Tutu, the Tutu family, the board and staff of the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, the Elders and Nobel Laureate Group, and the friends, comrades and associates nationally and globally of the iconic spiritual leader, anti-apartheid activist and global human rights campaigner,” – the statement from Mr Ramaphosa’s office said. According to Mr Ramaphosa, the passing of Mr Tutu is another chapter of bereavement in the nation’s farewell to a generation of outstanding South Africans who bequeathed a liberated South Africa. “Desmond Tutu was a patriot without equal; a leader of principle and pragmatism who gave meaning to the biblical insight that faith without works is dead.” Mr Ramaphosa said the deceased “was a man of extraordinary intellect, integrity and invincibility against the forces of apartheid.” He said Mr Tutu was 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. He said as the chairperson of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Mr Tutu articulated the “universal outrage at the ravages of apartheid and touchingly and profoundly demonstrated the depth of meaning of ubuntu, reconciliation and forgiveness.” About Post Author Samuel I am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. See author's posts SamuelI am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: Archbishop, Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu, South Africa Continue Reading Previous Countries in Africa with the Best Betting LegislationNext Happy New Year to E-PLAYAFRICA readers More Stories ONLINE SOUTH AFRICA Best Highroller Casino South Africa 2023 8 hours ago Szarlot LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA Key legal files involving Lottery’s multimillion 5 days ago Szarlot BETTING HOT NEWS SOUTH AFRICA Sports betting, turnover is growing but so are suspicious matches 5 days ago Iwo Bulski CASINO SOUTH AFRICA Where in the world are the most luxury casino destinations? 6 days ago Szarlot BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Analyzing the top 5 online sports betting platforms in South Africa 1 week ago Szarlot EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA Operators Betting Big On Africa’s Booming iGaming Industry 1 week ago Iwo Bulski CASINO SOUTH AFRICA Sun International bets big on gambling growth 1 week ago Iwo Bulski LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA Lottery scandal: R1m paid to influencer in South Africa 2 weeks ago Samuel CASINO SOUTH AFRICA Sun International on a roll as gamblers spend big after pandemic 2 weeks ago Samuel CASINO SOUTH AFRICA Kimberley’s Flamingo Casino comes of age 2 weeks ago Szarlot EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA Three weeks until Big Africa Summit 2023 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA Gambling sector is taking no chances with its future 2 weeks ago Samuel Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.