Tutu back in hospi­tal but ‘in good spir­its’

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Opinion/worldwide -

LEAH Tutu was by her hus­band Arch­bishop Emer­i­tus Des­mond Tutu’s side when he re­turned to a Cape Town hospi­tal yes­ter­day, fol­low­ing surgery last week.

The fam­ily’s spokesper­son, Roger Fried­man, said Tutu (84) was read­mit­ted as a pre­cau­tion af­ter his sur­gi­cal wound “had shown signs of in­fec­tion”.

A source close to the fam­ily said that Leah and other fam­ily mem­bers were with the strug­gle icon and No­bel peace prize win­ner as he con­tin­ued his re­cov­ery, and that de­spite the health scare he was in good spir­its.

The arch­bishop un­der­went the sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dure 10 days ago to ad­dress the cause of re­cur­ring in­fec­tions re­sult­ing from past treat­ment re­ceived for prostate can­cer.

“The fam­ily is very grate­ful for the on­go­ing pray­ers and sup­port,” said Fried­man. — Sapa

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