Tutu dis­charged from hos­pi­tal

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RE­TIRED South African cleric and anti-apartheid cam­paigner Arch­bishop Des­mond Tutu was dis­charged from hos­pi­tal yes­ter­day, af­ter he was re-ad­mit­ted on Satur­day to treat an in­fec­tion, his fam­ily said.

The 84-year-old No­bel Peace Prize win­ner, who has been liv­ing with prostate can­cer for nearly 20 years, was re-ad­mit­ted to hos­pi­tal to treat an in­fec­tion fol­low­ing surgery this month.

Tutu, who has strug­gled with ill health in re­cent years, was ad­mit­ted to hos­pi­tal late last month and had surgery to rem­edy a re­cur­ring in­fec­tion re­sult­ing from past treat­ment for prostate can­cer, a state­ment by his fam­ily said with­out elab­o­rat­ing.

On Tues­day, Tutu’s fam­ily told a me­dia brief­ing that he was re­spond­ing well to a new course of an­tibi­otics, and de­nied so­cial me­dia re­ports that the cleric had died.

e for­mer Angli­can arch­bishop of Cape Town of­ten used the pul­pit to crit­i­cise white-mi­nor­ity rule, which ended in 1994, earn­ing him in­ter­na­tional ac­claim. He re­tired from pub­lic life in 2010 but has been out­spo­ken on po­lit­i­cal is­sues. — Reuters

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