Tutu in high spirits - Ramaphosa

2016-09-20 16:23

Cape Town – Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is in high spirits, according to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who visited the ailing religious leader on Tuesday.

Tutu was recently re-admitted to hospital, only a few days after being discharged following a surgery just over a week ago. 

Ramaphosa wished Tutu a speedy recovery, the Presidency said, and conveyed the government's best wishes.

"I was encouraged to see the Archbishop in high spirits, sharing light moments with his family and friends. He was jovial as usual, engaging on subjects ranging from education to politics," Ramaphosa said in statement.

Tutu was responding well to treatment and spent most of his time resting, Ramaphosa was told.

During the visit, Ramaphosa took part in a short prayer session at Tutu’s bedside, together with relatives and friends, including ANC Western Cape provincial secretary Faiez Jacobs and Reverend Keith de Vos. 

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