Tutu discharged from hospital

2016-09-21 14:08
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu (Dennis Farrell, AP)

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu (Dennis Farrell, AP)

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Cape Town - Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu was discharged from hospital on Wednesday and will continue his recovery at home, the Tutu family has confirmed.

Tutu was re-admitted to hospital on Saturday only a few days after being discharged following a surgery just over a week ago.

He returned to hospital as a precaution after his surgical wound had shown signs of infection.

The "Arch" underwent the surgical procedure almost two weeks ago to address the cause of recurring infections resulting from past treatment received for prostate cancer.

According to the statement from the Tutu family, the archbishop had a special word of praise for the warmth and compassion of those who work in hospitals.

He described them as “extraordinary human beings”.

Tutu’s wife Leah expressed the family's appreciation to his doctors, hospital staff and all those who have wished him well.

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