South Africa’s Desmond Tutu Hospitalized for Treatment of ‘Persistent Infection’

FILE - Retired South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu. (PHOTO CREDIT: Reuters)
FILE – Retired South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu. (PHOTO CREDIT: Reuters)

Retired South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been admitted to a Cape Town hospital for treatment of what’s being called a “persistent infection.”

Tutu’s family expects he will be released in the next day or two, his daughter, Mpho Tutu, said in a statement released Tuesday.

Tutu has been treated for prostate cancer for many years.

Tutu, 83, won the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize for his opposition to white minority rule in South Africa, which ended a decade later. While he announced his retirement from public life in 2011, he continues to travel widely and make public appearances.

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SOURCE: VOA News