Breaking: Archbishop Desmond Tutu dies aged 90

Breaking: Archbishop Desmond Tutu dies aged 90
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Breaking: South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu dies aged 90.

On Sunday, December 26, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The Archbishop had fought fiercely for human rights and had won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.

President Cyril Ramaphosa commented: “The passing of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is another chapter of bereavement in our nation’s farewell to a generation of outstanding South Africans who have bequeathed us a liberated South Africa.”


Tutu had fought for many years against racism, poverty, homophobia and oppression. He had been described by Nelson Mandela as “sometimes strident, often tender, never afraid and seldom without humour.”

Mandela also previously said: “Desmond Tutu’s voice will always be the voice of the voiceless”.

Tutu had been battling against prostate cancer for many years.

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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.


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