Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Home News World

Archbishop Tutu being treated for 'stubborn infection'

Published 16/07/2015

Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu is being treated for a 'stubborn infection'
Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu is being treated for a 'stubborn infection'

A South African foundation says retired archbishop Desmond Tutu is receiving an intensive course of anti-biotics to treat a "stubborn infection".

The Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, named after the anti-apartheid activist and his wife, said in a statement that Mr Tutu's daughter Mpho would give an update on her father's health in a planned press briefing.

The 83-year-old was admitted to a Cape Town hospital on Tuesday. At that time Mpho Tutu said their family hoped the Nobel Peace Prize laureate would be able to return home in a "day or two".

Mr Tutu has been treated for prostate cancer for many years.

He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for campaigning against apartheid.

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph