Tutu discharged from hospital, doctors prescribe lots of rest

2015-07-21 12:27

Cape Town - Wearing a dressing gown embroidered with the words “Feet up, Arch”, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu returned home on Tuesday morning after a week in hospital to treat a persistent infection.

According to a statement by the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation issued on Tuesday, Tutu is looking forward to spending quality time with Leah and watching South Africa take on Bangladesh in the first of two cricket Tests.

Tutu with his wife Leah, and daughter Mpho. (Photos supplied by Oryx Media)

Tutu’s daughter, the Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu, said the Archbishop’s medical team had prescribed lots of rest.

"They have been fantastic and we'll be doing our best not to disappoint them."

Tutu, 83, was admitted to a Cape Town hospital last Tuesday after oral antibiotics failed to treat the persistent infection.

He was given intravenous antibiotic treatment for the infection, which Mpho last week only confirmed as “below the belt”.

It was unrelated to the prostate cancer Tutu has been battling for the past decade. This remains dormant thanks to his medication, she said.

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