Tutu health bulletin

The Archbishop of Cape Town has released a bulletin concerning the health of his predecessor, Archbishop Desmond Tutu. On 20 August 2015 the Most Rev. Thabo Makgoba said he had visited Archbishop Tutu the previous day. “While we are worried about Archbishop Tutu, and anxious that the doctors will cure him quickly, he is in good spirits. My wife, Lungi, and I visited the Arch yesterday — he was laughing so much that he cried. I am sure the country joins me in wishing him and Ma Leah well,” he said. The 83-year old Nobel Peace Prize laureate and anti-apartheid campaigner was readmitted to a Cape Town hospital on 17 August 2015 suffering from inflamation. His family reports that his doctors expect the archbishop to be hospitalized for the next two weeks. In July Archbishop Tutu was hospitalized for an infection. His daughter, the Rev. Mpho Tutu noted this new hospitalization was for a condition unrelated to the infection. She said her father was “good spirits and not in any pain,” but added that while her father was grateful to the media for its concern, they should not expect daily updates on his condition as he needed to rest.

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