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Tutu readmitted to hospital

Desmond Tutu. PHOTO: RODGER BOSCH / AFP

Desmond Tutu. PHOTO: RODGER BOSCH / AFP

South African retired archbishop and anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu was on Saturday readmitted to hospital in Cape Town just days after being discharged following surgery, his family said.

Tutu, 84, underwent a “minor surgical procedure” last week to determine the cause of a “recurring infection”.

He was discharged Wednesday, but was hospitalised again three days later.

“The Archbishop was readmitted on Saturday as a precaution after his surgical wound had shown signs of infection,” said a statement by his family.

His wife Leah Tutu said she was “very grateful for the ongoing prayers and support”.

The Nobel Peace laureate was last year hospitalised over a persistent infection which was a result of the prostate cancer treatment he has been receiving for nearly 20 years.

The much-loved former archbishop of Cape Town gained worldwide prominence for his strong opposition to white-minority rule in South Africa.

He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.

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2 Comments
  • Lemmuel Odjay

    The Lord is your strength, uncle. “Sancte et Sapienter.”

  • Mazi JO

    We must pray fervently for this Man of God. Christ is your guide ad you guard. Amen !

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