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South Africa: Desmond Tutu Retires

The Emeritus Archbishop of South Africa and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Desmond Tutu, has retired from public life after 50 years working for the Anglican Church and campaigning against injustice. The former clergyman was instrumental in efforts to dismantle the Aparteid regime in South Africa, which saw a racist government persecute black citizens in the country.

Archbishop Tutu is a patron of numerous foundations, projects and charities, but will now begin to slow down his efforts. Nomfundo Walaza, CEO Desmond Tutu Peace Centre, said:

“We are now more determined than ever to ensure that his legacy and the legacy of peace makers globally are honored through the development of the Desmond Tutu Peace Centre.”

The former Archbishop hopes to see more of grandchildren and wife, but also to catch up on the cricket. He turned 79 on 7th October 2010.

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