Desmond Tutu activist who fought against apartheid, died aged 90

Desmond tutu, South African activist who fought against apartheid and who won the award Peace Nobel for his opposition to racial discrimination in South Africa, passed away on Sunday at 90 years old, this was announced by the president, Cyril Ramaphosa through a statement.

The president’s office said Tutu was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1997 and underwent surgery, but was hospitalized multiple times to receive treatment for infections, among other ailments. It is worth mentioning that from 1996 to 1998, he headed the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

And it is that, last November of this 2021 we inform you in AmericanPost.News that the last white president of South Africa died at the age of 85 after a battle with cancer; he won praise for his role in eliminating apartheid.

Desmond Tutu died at the age of 90

South African activist passed away on Sunday, December 26

President Cyril Ramaphosa mentioned that the death of the archbishop is another chapter of mourning in the farewell to a generation of outstanding South Africans who have left a liberated South Africa and expressed that Desmond was a patriot without equal.

On the other hand, they reported that he died peacefully at the Oasis Frail Care Center in Cape Town on the morning of this Sunday, December 26, as reported by Dr. Ramphela Mamphele, interim president of the Archbishop and Coordinator of the Office.

They mention that in October he looked fragile when they took him to the old parish of St. George in Cape Town. It is worth mentioning that he always stood out for his bravery and was nicknamed “the moral compass of the nation.”

Tutu was fighting with his former allies in the ruling African National Congress party over their failures to tackle poverty and inequality. The late activist traveled throughout the 1980s and became the face of the anti-apartheid movement abroad.

What did Desmond Tutu study?

Desmond wanted to study medicine but due to financial difficulties he could not and in 1961 he was ordained an Anglican priest, he was a professor of theology. At the end of the sixties he went to London where he studied at King’s College.

In 1986 he was appointed Archbishop of Cano City, titular head of the Anglican Church in South Africa, he served until 1995. Desmond Tutu, a South African activist, spent most of his life in Cape Town, led numerous marches and campaigns to end apartheid.

With information from Infobae.

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