Western Cape ANC wishes 'national treasure' Tutu a speedy recovery

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Cape Town - The ANC in the Western Cape on Wednesday wished Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu a speedy recovery a day after he was hospitalised for a persistent infection.

“Archbishop Tutu is a national treasure who has never stopped working for a better South Africa and a better world. We need him to be in great health for the extensive work that lies ahead,” said newly elected provincial secretary, Faiez Jacobs.

“At 83, he remains the most energetic and jovial activist our country has ever had and we are happy that he is expected to be discharged this week.”

Tutu was reportedly being treated in a Cape Town hospital.

The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation did not give details about his illness but Tutu's daughter, Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu, said they hoped he would "be able to return home in a day or two". 

Mpho Tutu officiated at her parents' renewal of their wedding vows less than two weeks ago as they celebrated 60 years of marriage. 

While "The Arch" appears to be in good health, he has battled prostate cancer for more than a decade. 

“He has come out stronger every time, he is very resilient, he is full of life, and we know that after the doctors do a few checks, he will be back with even more energy to do his part in taking South Africa forward,” Jacobs said.

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