S. Africa: Archbishop Desmond Tutu admitted to hospital

By Hassan Isilow

JOHANNESBURG (AA) – Former South African anti-apartheid campaigner Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has been admitted to a Cape Town hospital, his office said in a statement on Thursday.

“The Archbishop was in good spirits after settling into his ward. He hopes to be back home in a few days,” the statement said.

It added that the Nobel Peace Prize laureate will be turning 87 in 10 days' time.

He has been admitted to an undisclosed hospital where a series of tests will be conducted on him.

The retired Anglican archbishop of Cape Town rose to prominence in the 1980s for his strong role in the opposition to apartheid rule in South Africa.

In 2016, he celebrated 40 years of his service in priesthood at a ceremony held in Johannesburg.

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