Melanie Verwoerd | Desmond Tutu, this 'ousie' will miss you

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 Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu. (Photo by Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu. (Photo by Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Melanie Verwoerd reflects on the times her path crossed with Archbishop Desmond Tutu's at some of the most important milestones of her personal and political life.

"Spring op (jump on), ousie," chuckled the Arch. "Let's give these guys something to talk about."

I was South Africa's Ambassador to Ireland, and the Arch was in Dublin for a reconciliation event. He spotted a photographer's motorbike during a media event and asked if he could get on it. Then he encouraged me to get on as well and, of course, I said yes. How could I not? 

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