South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa said the churchman had helped liberate the country and was an iconic spiritual leader, anti-apartheid activist and global human-rights campaigner.
He said Tutu was one of the key driving forces behind the movement to end the policy of racial segregation and discrimination enforced in South Africa from 1948 until 1991.
Tutu won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his non-violent role in the struggle to end the apartheid system.
However, South African officials gave no details on the cause of death.
Published : December 26, 2021
By : THE NATION