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On Friday Archbishop Desmond Tutu was discharged from hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. He had spent nearly three weeks there receiving treatment for a recurring infection, his foundation stated.
South Africa’s 83-year-old Nobel peace laureate has been in and out of hospital over the past few months.
Mpho Tutu, his daughter, stated hat he was hospitalized in order to treat an inflammation. The inflammation is reportedly unrelated to the prostate cancer that Tutu has been fighting for the past 18 years.
In a statement, Tutu gave thanks to the state at the Cape Town hospital.
His daughter Rev Canon Mpho Tutu said “the love, prayers and good wishes expressed by people around the world had been just as important as the medical attention in aiding the arch’s recovery.”
Tutu was the first black archbishop of Cape Town who played a major vocal role in opposing white minority rule in South Africa.