Tutu 'earns a break'

2010-07-22 18:08

Cape Town - Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu had earned a break, United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa said on Thursday.

He was reacting to the Nobel peace laureate's announcement that he intended to bow out of public life.

"We wish Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu the best of all that is pleasant, prosperous and peaceful in this next chapter of his life," Holomisa said.

As part of the anti-apartheid struggle, Tutu had helped shape the new South Africa and had continued since then to build on his humanitarian work through numerous projects.

"Desmond Tutu has also affected the course of events in the world and has become an icon of reason, virtue, patience and tolerance," Holomisa said.

"Good luck sir, you've earned a break from a hectic schedule, but please, keep doing your good work."

The Desmond Tutu Peace Centre in Cape Town said it was now more determined than ever to ensure that the legacy of Tutu and of peacemakers globally was honoured through the development of the centre.

"We are encourage and grateful that we will have more time to learn from him and ensure that his vision and legacy continues for our children and grandchildren," said the centre's chief executive Nomfundo Walaza.

Tutu said on Thursday that he would continue to support the centre.

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