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Tutu was ‘a feeling person’ who got ‘inspirations’

Tutu was ‘a feeling person’ who got ‘inspirations’

TYMON SMITH DESMOND Mpilo Tutu, who died on 26 December at the age of 90, was the most visible face of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa and abroad during the turbulent 1980s. By the time of his death he had become one of the world’s most beloved figures, noted for his warmth, joviality and preternatural ability to charm and openly engage almost everyone he met. Born on 7 October 1931 in the mining town of Klerksdorp, he took a long and indirect path to become the man who in 1984 was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his vocal opposition…
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Archbishop Desmond Tutu: father of South Africa’s ‘rainbow nation’

Archbishop Desmond Tutu: father of South Africa’s ‘rainbow nation’

ARCHBISHOP Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu has died at the age of 90. Archbishop Tutu earned the respect and love of millions of South Africans and the world. He carved out a permanent place in their hearts and minds, becoming known affectionately as “The Arch”. When South Africans woke up on the morning of 7 April 2017 to protest against then-President Jacob Zuma’s removal of the respected Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, Archbishop Tutu left his Hermanus retirement home to join the protests. He was 86 years old at the time, and his health was frail. But protest was in his blood. In his view, no government…
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