President Ramaphosa Reacts As South Africa Loses Anti-Apartheid Activist And Global Human Rights Campaigner

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africans has expressed sadness over the death of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu on December 26, 2021.

It was learned that Archbishop Emeritus Tutu who died at the age of 90 was the country’s only surviving laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Cyril Ramaphosa described the laureate of noble price as an, associate, nationally and global spiritual leader who gave his best to his country.

Africa Investigative Magazine gathered that Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu was an anti-apartheid activist and global human rights campaigner.

President Ramaphosa expressed his heartfelt condolences to Mam Leah, entire Tutu family, members of staff of Desmond and Leah Foundation as well as the Noble Laureate Group.

In a statement issued by a minister in the presidency, Mondli Gungubele, the South African number one citizen said, “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.

“Desmond Tutu was a patriot without equal; a leader of principle and pragmatism who gave meaning to the biblical insight that faith without works is dead.

“A man of extraordinary intellect, i,ntegrity and invincibility against the forces of apartheid, he was also tender and vulnerable in his compassion for those who had suffered oppression, i,njustice and violence under apartheid, and oppressed and downtrodden people around the world.

“As Chairperson of the Truth and Reconciliation Co,mmission he articulated the universal outrage at the ravages of apartheid and touchingly and profoundly demonstrated the depth of meaning of ubuntu, reconc,iliation and forgiveness.

“He placed his extensive academic achievements at the service of our strug and at the service of the cause for social and economic justice the world over.

“From the pavements of resistance in South Africa to the pulpits of the world’s great cathedrals and places of worship, and the prestigious setting of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, the Arch distinguished himself as a non-sectarian, inclusive champion of universal human rights.

“In his richly inspiring yet challenging life, Desmond Tutu overcame tuberculosis, the brutality of the apartheid securit,y forces and the intransigence of successive apartheid regimes. Neither Casspirs, teargas nor security agents could intimidate him or deter him from his steadfast belief in our liberation.

“He remained true to his convictions during our democratic dispensation and maintaivigors vigour and vigilance as he held leadership and the burgeoning institutions of our democracy to account in his inimitable, ine,scapable and always fortifying way.

“We share this moment of deep loss with Mam Leah Tutu, the Archbishop’s soulmate and source of strength and insight, who has made a monumental contribution in her own right to our free and to the development of our democracy.

“We pray that Archbishop Tutu’s soul will rest in peace but that his spirit will stand sentry over the future of our nation.”

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