Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Nobel peace prize laureate who helped finish apartheid in South Africa, has died aged 90.
The passing of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is one other chapter of bereavement in our nation’s farewell to an era of excellent South Africans who’ve bequeathed us a liberated South Africa.
Ramaphosa’s workplace quoted him as saying.
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. pic.twitter.com/vjzFb3QrNZ
— Cyril Ramaphosa 🇿🇦 (@CyrilRamaphosa) December 26, 2021
Former South African opposition chief Mmusi Maimane mentioned:
Tutu was known for peace and nonviolence even throughout essentially the toughest time of apartheid.
An up-to-date anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela was one of many driving forces behind the motion to finish the coverage of racial segregation and discrimination enforced by the white minority authorities in opposition to the black majority in South Africa from 1948 till 1991.
Desmond Tutu was a patriot the ultimate; a frontrunner of precept and pragmatism who gave that means to the biblical perception that religion without works is useless.
Tutu was born in Klerksdorp, a farming city 100 miles (160km) southwest of Johannesburg. The sickly son of a headteacher and a home servant, he was educated first as a trainer earlier than turning into an Anglican priest.
The world mourns on Desmond Tutu death:
“God is not a Christian. God accepts as pleasing those who live by the best lights available to them that they can discern. All truth, all sense of beauty, all awareness of goodness has one source, God, who is not confined to one place, time or people.” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu pic.twitter.com/up1o42Hetj
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) December 26, 2021
Archbishop Desmond Tutu was a mentor, a friend, and a moral compass for me and so many others. A universal spirit, Archbishop Tutu was grounded in the struggle for liberation and justice in his own country, but also concerned with injustice everywhere. pic.twitter.com/qiiwtw8a5B
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 26, 2021
“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.”
Hero. RIP. https://t.co/KGVxMK6Gqt
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) December 26, 2021
RIP Archbishop Desmond Tutu, 90. A magnificently charismatic & heroic figure who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his relentless campaign against Apartheid in South Africa. Love his quote: ‘If you want peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.’ pic.twitter.com/7t7OVhU71Z
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 26, 2021
A very good man, who played a giant role in ending the scourge of apartheid in South-Africa, has died.
RIP, Archbishop Desmond Tutu 💜 pic.twitter.com/Zi6pbghhLv
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) December 26, 2021
I’m saddened to learn of the death of global sage, human rights leader, and powerful pilgrim on earth, Archbishop #DesmondTutu.
A great, influential elder is now an eternal, witnessing ancestor.
And we are better because he was here.
I’m praying for Archbishop Tutu’s family. pic.twitter.com/HrZrF5ApYG
— Be A King (@BerniceKing) December 26, 2021
The news of the passing of Archbishop Desmond Tutu is very sad. A giant has fallen. We thank God for his life- a purposeful life, truly lived in the service of humanity. May his soul rest in peace. Condolences to all people world-over who were touched by his life and ministry. pic.twitter.com/LFec89r7Oy
— BOBI WINE (@HEBobiwine) December 26, 2021
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu was a guiding light for countless people globally. His emphasis on human dignity and equality will be forever remembered. I am deeply saddened by his demise, and extend my heartfelt condolences to all his admirers. May his soul rest in peace.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 26, 2021
“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness”.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu pic.twitter.com/phda4kKiE6
— Karyn Maughan (@karynmaughan) December 26, 2021
"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor": Desmond Tutu, RIP.
— Jo Maugham (@JolyonMaugham) December 26, 2021