Cape Town: South Africa’s Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu has died at the age of 90.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a world-renowned leader in South Africa’s fight against apartheid, has died, according to the World News Agency. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.
His struggle against racism is universally appreciated. South African President Sirleaf Ramaphosa has confirmed the death of the archbishop. He was awarded the 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom by former US President Barack Obama.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, 99, had been ill for some time and was being treated at a hospital. World leaders have expressed condolences over his death and a state of mourning has been declared in South Africa.