Tutu back home after surgery

2016-09-14 16:53
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 back home on Wednesday morning after three weeks in a Cape Town hospital, his family said in a statement.

"Mrs Leah Tutu said she was overjoyed to welcome her husband home, and promised she'd be doing everything within her power to nurture him back to full health," the statement read.

Tutu admitted himself for a recurring infection and underwent a minor surgical procedure to find out what was causing it.

"The Arch", as he is affectionately known, has bounced back from tuberculosis as a child and prostate cancer in his later years.

While he was in hospital some Twitter users have kept vigil via a Tutu quotathon, with people posting their favourite quotes by him.

Controversial anti-gay US pastor Steven Anderson blogged on Tuesday that Tutu would be going to hell for speaking out against discrimination directed toward trans and gay people.

He also unleashed his anti-gay sentiments over Tutu's daughter Mpho's same-sex marriage to Marceline Van Furth recently.

Comment was not immediately available from the family on the latter topic. The Department of Home Affairs banned Anderson, who was due to visit SA, from entering the country earlier this week.

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