Desmond Tutu discharged from hospital


Archbishop Emeritus and Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu in a file picture. REUTERS/Mark Wessels
Archbishop Emeritus and Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu in a file picture. REUTERS/Mark Wessels

Anti-apartheid cleric and Nobel laureate, Desmond Tutu, was discharged from a South African hospital on Friday after almost two weeks of routine tests, his foundation said.

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Tutu, who spent his 87th birthday in the hospital, has had prostate cancer for roughly two decades and has largely withdrawn from public life.

His foundation said in a statement Tutu “has been discharged from [the] hospital and is re-gathering his strength at home.”

Using the pulpit to criticise the white minority apartheid regime, Tutu won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his non-violent opposition to apartheid.

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