Mpho Tutu van Furth moving to the Netherlands with her wife

2016-11-30 20:12

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Cape Town – Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu van Furth and her wife Marceline will be starting a new life in the Netherlands.

As a result, Tutu van Furth stepped down as the inaugural executive director of the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation on Wednesday.

She wed long-term partner Marceline van Furth, a professor in Paediatric Infectious Diseases at the Vrije University in Amsterdam, in late 2015.

The union took place in the Netherlands, Marceline's home country, and was followed by a celebration in Franschhoek, South Africa.

As a result of the union, she can no longer preach in South Africa's Anglican Church and does not conduct table ministry.

Under her guidance, the foundation promoted peace building and protected and continued the name of her parents, Nobel peace prize recipient Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Leah Tutu.

The foundation said that, as a member of the Tutu family, she would always remain close to its work, vision and beliefs.

"The Foundation, on its part, wishes her much happiness and success in the next phase of her life."

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