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Archbishop Desmond Tutu in successful surgery

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu underwent successful surgery to fix the cause of cyclical infections that had troubled him since mid-last year.

File Picture: Former President Thabo Mbeki visiting Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu in hospital.
File Picture: Former President Thabo Mbeki visiting Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu in hospital.

According to media reports Bishop Tutu had admitted himself into a South African hospital a few weeks ago to have the infection put under control.

Since the success of the operation a statement has since been released on behalf of his family announcing that it had been successful and the 84 year old Nobel peace prize winner was indeed in good spirits.

The statement read:

“Mrs Tutu said the family was very grateful for the messages of love and support received‚ and for the Archbishop’s superb medical team.”

Meanwhile his daughter had also been quoted saying the anti-apartheid hero had indeed been on a mend as several well wishes poured in for him from his Capetown sympathisers.

Although his family had not given much detail concerning the exact ailment Tutu has been battling, they reportedly said it was however not anything related to the prostate cancer he has battled for almost 20 years.

The former Anglican archbishop, popularly known for criticising white-minority rule from the stand of his pulpit, is said to have had been responding well to the treatment he has been receiving from a Capetown hospital.

Archbishop will undergo a small surgical procedure on Wednesday to address the root cause of the infections,” the family said in a statement.

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