Desmond Tutu hospitalised with 'persistent' infection

By admin
15 July 2015

Archbishop Desmond Tutu was hospitalised on Tuesday for a persistent infection, his foundation said in a statement.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu was hospitalised on Tuesday for a persistent infection, his foundation said in a statement.

Tutu was reportedly being treated in a Cape Town hospital.

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

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

While the 83-year-old Tutu appears to be in good health, he has battled prostate cancer for more than a decade.

In December last year, he cancelled an appearance at the launch of his legacy foundation project and handover of a children’s playroom at Tygerberg Hospital.

At the time, it was reported that Tutu had to undergo a course of new medication to manage the disease.

'International headlines'

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu's hospitalisation has made headlines around the world, with social media awash with well wishes for the Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

France24, Sky News, Al Jazeera, Central China Television and The Guardian all carried stories of Tutu being admitted to hospital.

CBS News, The New York Times, The Washington Post and many other broadcasters and newspapers also covered the news.

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