Desmond Tutu 'Re-admitted To Hospital'

South African anti-apartheid activist Desmond Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984. By Rodger Bosch (AFP/File). Johannesburg (AFP) - South African retired archbishop and anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu was on Saturday readmitted to hospital in Cape Town just days after being discharged following surgery, his family said.
South African anti-apartheid activist Desmond Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984. By Rodger Bosch (AFP/File)




Johannesburg (AFP) - South African retired archbishop and anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu was on Saturday readmitted to hospital in Cape Town just days after being discharged following surgery, his family said.

Tutu, 84, underwent a "minor surgical procedure" last week to determine the cause of a "recurring infection".
He was discharged Wednesday, but was hospitalised again three days later.




"The Archbishop was readmitted on Saturday as a precaution after his surgical wound had shown signs of infection," said a statement by his family.
His wife Leah Tutu said she was "very grateful for the ongoing prayers and support".
The Nobel Peace laureate was last year hospitalised over a persistent infection which was a result of the prostate cancer treatment he has been receiving for nearly 20 years.
The much-loved former archbishop of Cape Town gained worldwide prominence for his strong opposition to white-minority rule in South Africa.
He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.

Source: AFP
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