President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) mourned the death of the Archbishop Emeritus of South Africa and Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1984, Desmond Tutu, one of the leaders against ‘apartheid’.
It should be noted that Desmond Tutu passed away at the age of 90 in Cape Town, South Africa, and was a fighter for the civil and human rights of many people in his region.
That is why through his Twitter account, President López Obrador remembered the social fighter Desmond Tutu with one of his phrases against injustice.
AMLO’s condolences to Desmond Tutu
Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela’s partner in struggle against racism, died today at the age of 90 in South Africa. One of his phrases is lapidary but forceful and true: “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” pic.twitter.com/xSy8n6aJmF
– Andrés Manuel (@lopezobrador_)
December 26, 2021
“Today he died at the age of 90 in South Africa civil and human rights made him Tutu, Nelson Mandela’s comrade in struggle against racism. One of his phrases is lapidary but forceful and true.”
“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”
That was what President AMLO of Mexico expressed, while for his part, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa expressed his condolences to Desmond Tutu’s family calling him “a patriot without equal.”
“A man of extraordinary intellect, integrity and invincibility against the forces of apartheid, he was also tender and vulnerable in his compassion for those who had suffered oppression, injustice and violence under apartheid, and oppressed and oppressed people around the world,” he stated Cyril Ramaphosa.
Who was Desmond Tutu?
Desmond Mpilo Tutu was a South African clergyman and pacifist who gained international fame during the 1980s for his fight against apartheid.
Tutu was the first black South African to be elected and ordained as the Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa, and then Primate of the then Church of the Province of Southern Africa (now the Anglican Church of Southern Africa). He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.
Desmond Tutu is credited with coining the qualifier rainbow nation to metaphorically describe post-apartheid South Africa and now AMLO has paid condolences on his passing.
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