South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu is dead.
He died at the age of 90 on 26th December 2021.
Tutu was a South African Anglican cleric and theologian, known for his work as an anti-apartheid and human rights activist.
He was the Bishop of Johannesburg from 1985 to 1986 and then the Archbishop of Cape Town from 1986 to 1996, in both cases being the first black African to hold the position.
Tutu, the last surviving South African laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize, died in Cape Town, according to local news agencies quoting the presidency.
“The passing of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is another chapter of bereavement in our nation’s farewell to a generation of outstanding South Africans who have bequeathed us a liberated South Africa,” President Cyril Ramaphosa.