It was the day after Christmas, and the world now mourns the death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, at 90.
He has left behind his wife Nomalizo Leah Tutu, and 4 beautiful children. He was a peacemaker, a champion of justice & health equity.
And the Archbishop was also a man of great wisdom and devotion. He was driven to mobilizing South Africans to protest, resist and keep the faith.
Moreover, he also encouraged rallying the global community to compassion, solidarity and sanction.
Tutu was instrumental in instilling non-violent resistant to apartheid. And he was an active champion advocate for HIV/AIDS.
The St Louis, Missouri, newly-elected first black female mayor Tishaura Jones took to Twitter: Rest in Power #Desmond Tutu.
According to Hollywood Life blog, Nelson’s foundation stated this: “He was larger than life, and for so many in South Africa and around the world his life has been a blessing.“
“His contributions to struggles against injustice, locally and globally, are matched only by the depth of his thinking about the making of liberatory futures for human societies.”
Archbishop Tutu has a Nobel Peace Prize (1984) as well as a Gandhi Peace Prize (2007) and many more. One of Tutu’s greatest quotes: “If you are neutral in situation of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” “If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.” “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.”
Tutu was an South African priest, born Oct 7, 1931
An anti-apartheid and human rights activist