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Desmond Tutu hospitalised for infection

South Africa's Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu (R) and staff from the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy hold up a poster wishing Nelson Mandela a happy birthday at the Marconi Beam Public Primary School in Cape Town on 18 July 2013. Nelson Mandela spent his 95th birthday in hospital Thursday but his health was "steadily improving", the South African presidency said, as people around the world honoured his legacy with charitable acts.  With a wave of good deeds planned to mark Nelson Mandela Day, South Africans awoke to word that their national hero was getting better six fraught weeks after he was admitted to hospital with a recurring lung infection.  AFP PHOTO
South Africa’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu (R) and staff from the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy hold up a poster wishing Nelson Mandela a happy birthday 

Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation said on Wednesday in Johannesburg that Desmond Tutu, South African Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has been hospitalised for a persistent infection.
It said the 83-year-old archbishop emeritus has formerly suffered from prostate cancer.
The Foundation representing him said his family had expressed the hope that he would be able to return home in a day or two.
Tutu was rewarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his resistance to South Africa’s then apartheid regime.
He headed the Truth and Reconciliation Commission created to heal the wounds of apartheid after the end of racial discrimination in 1994.


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