The bells of St. George’s Cathedral in Cape Town, South Africa rang out on Monday in honour of archbishop emeritus and anti-apartheid leader Desmond Tutu, who died at the age of 90 on Sunday.
People arrived at the cathedral to lay flowers and also at Tutu’s home to offer their condolences, while many mourned his death and remembered him for the work he did.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa spoke outside the home after visiting with Tutu’s family, saying the love the archbishop is being “showered with” in numerous countries “speaks volumes of what he stood for.” Ramaphosa said while it’s sad that Tutu has passed, people should celebrate his life and “try and draw as much as we possibly can the various good things he sought to impart to us.”
Cape Town Archbishop Thabo Makgoba announced on Monday that Tutu’s funeral will be held on New Year’s Day. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only 100 mourners will be able to attend, so Makgoba has asked people across the country to attend ceremonies at local cathedrals and parishes.
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Still was hoping it was Sharpton.
prayer couldn't save him, go figure
I never heard of him but going to look into him. Seems people are very sad. Left me sad.
it's always difficult to lose a loved one. My condolences to his family and friends.
We need AntiApartheid leaders to stand up! The medical apartheid is getting insane!
so sad to hear.
He went to hell
Rest in power Tshezi!!!❤🙏🏾✊🏾🇿🇦
Desmond Tutu Author, Forgiving is not forgetting; it's actually remembering–remembering and not using your right to hit back. It's a second chance for a new beginning. And the remembering part is particularly important. Especially if you don't want to repeat what happened. “When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said, "Let us pray." We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.”True reconciliation exposes the awfulness, the abuse, the hurt, the truth. It could even sometimes make things worse. It is a risky undertaking but in the end, it is worthwhile, because in the end, only an honest confrontation with reality can bring real healing. Superficial reconciliation can bring only superficial healing.”
― Desmond Tutu
Very sad news. … One of the Greatest, Finest Human Beings who ever lived.
ANC has done an amazing job! No power outtages, crime, or shortages of anything. God bless the ANC and our dear leader!
Awh tutu bad,
He failed his people. Allowed them to be robbed blind by the party he supported.
Archbishop Tutu was a man who fought injustice in all its forms.
Desmond with respect rest in peace
Straight to hell with the disbelievers!
"Forgiving Is not Forgetting." Good Night Beloved Desmond Tutu! People who never knew you; Will Now; for many years to come your clarity beauty for equality will Live on. So much love and Light to your beloved Family and friends all over the world. Jai
The decent people of South Africa have become aware of Tutu's bigotry because they have seen and heard it up close.
great Man, may he rest in peace and join the angels and saints in heaven
Strangely quiet on the covid front????
South Africa is so stable now since abolishing apartheid.
For real, is this what suffering Canadians under this socialist government cares about at this times? Get real Global News, you are a disgrace (just like other mainstream media). I was gonna say " who gives a hoot" but changed my mind.
Duh 🙄 cant expect to live happy forever 🤷 we all died one day 🤷
"Forgiving is not forgetting" rest with the angels Archbishop Tutu.
Land is at the heart of the apartheid struggle. The European apartheid legacy, about 9% of the population, control 72% of the land. That's outrageous. Capitalist elites are responsible for South African unrest condition because they control 86% of household income there. The African population should be attacking white apartheid wealth instead of their shopping malls directly, but it's easy to understand why when they are at the cruel mercy of a system controlled by West and US backed corrupt capitalist elites monopolizing wealth. When Mandela was agitating for systemic change, they tried for decades without violence. Only a buffoon looks at systemic related unrest and thinks Hmm.. Tutu doesn't deserve 1984 peace prize, because violence against ownership of the wealth is ongoing in disorganized form. I personally think that Mandela deserved that prize for obvious reasons, but Tutu's prize for ''role as a unifying leader figure in the campaign to resolve the problem of apartheid in South Africa'' is apt.
Tutu was a brave advocate for Palestinian human rights, equality and justice. Something the western media wants to ignore.
thats so sad