Tutu back in hospi­tal

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JO­HAN­NES­BURG — South African anti-apartheid cam­paigner Arch­bishop Emer­i­tus Des­mond Tutu has ad­mit­ted him­self to a Cape Town hospi­tal for treat­ment of a re­cur­ring in­fec­tion, ac­cord­ing to his fam­ily foun­da­tion.

The 84-year-old No­bel Peace Prize win­ner is ex­pected to re­main in the hospi­tal for a week or two, said the state­ment is­sued by the foun­da­tion late on Wed­nes­day.

Tutu un­der­went sim­i­lar treat­ment last year, when he was hos­pi­talised sev­eral times.

Up­dated in­for­ma­tion will be re­leased when it is avail­able, said the arch­bishop’s daugh­ter, Than­deka Tutu-Gx­ashe.

Tutu be­came the first black arch­bishop of Cape Town where he was an out­spo­ken op­po­nent of South Africa’s apartheid regime, which en­forced a harsh sys­tem of racial dis­crim­i­na­tion. Tutu was awarded the No­bel Peace Prize in 1984.

Since the end of apartheid in 1994, Tutu has cam­paigned for hu­man rights, to fight HIV/Aids, racism, sex­ism, ho­mo­pho­bia and trans­pho­bia. He also chaired the Truth and Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion Com­mis­sion that in­ves­ti­gated atroc­i­ties dur­ing the apartheid regime and granted amnesty to some ac­cused per­pe­tra­tors.

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