Tutu discharged from hospital

2015-08-04 13:24
Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been discharged from hospital. (Supplied, Oryx Media)

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been discharged from hospital. (Supplied, Oryx Media)

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Cape Town - Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu was discharged from hospital on Tuesday morning. Earlier in the day, he had received a visit from health minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi.

According to a statement released by the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, Tutu will continue his recovery at home.

The infection for which he was being treated was a consequence of treatment for prostate cancer that he has been receiving for the past 18 years, it read.

His daughter, the Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu, said the cancer itself was under control. She once again expressed the family's deep gratitude for the love, concern and prayers of so many people across South Africa and around the world.

During Motsoaledi’s visit on Tuesday morning - shortly before Tutu was discharged - the Arch told the minister he was concerned that most citizens do not have access to decent health care and expressed his support for the proposed introduction of Universal Health Care in South Africa, also known as the National Health Insurance.

The 83-year-old was readmitted to hospital a week after he was discharged for an infection, described by his daughter as “below the belt”.

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