By Ismail Auwal
The South African Nobel Peace Prize winner, anti-apartheid, and human rights activist, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, has died at the age of 90.
The death was announced by the office of the South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, on Sunday.
President Ramaphosa expresses “his profound sadness at the passing today, Sunday December 26, of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu,” according to South African Presidency Minister Mondli Gungubele.
Mr Tutu passed away at the age of 90 in Cape Town.
“President Ramaphosa expresses his heartfelt condolences to MAM Leah Tutu, the Tutu family, the board and staff of the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, the Elders and Nobel Laureate Group, and the friends, comrades and associates nationally and globally of the iconic spiritual leader, anti-apartheid activist and global human rights campaigner.”