Desmond Tutu To Undergo Minor Surgery: Family

Emeritus Desmond Tutu

Emeritus Desmond Tutu

South Africa’s retired archbishop Desmond Tutu will this week undergo minor surgery to fix an undisclosed but persistent infection, his family said Tuesday.

His family said in a statement that he was still in Cape Town hospital where he is responding “well” to treatment, but will have to undergo surgery.

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

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The statement did not provide further details.

He was hospitalised three times in 2015 over a persistent infection that his foundation — the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation — said was a result of the prostate cancer treatment he has been receiving for nearly 20 years.

The much-adored former archbishop of Cape Town, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, gaining worldwide prominence for his strong opposition to South Africa’s apartheid regime.




Source: Times Live

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