Nobel prize winner Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu has died. The Bishop has died in Cape town aged 90 years.
South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa has said the church man’s death marked “another chapter of bereavement in our nation’s farewell to a generation of outstanding South Africans”.
He also said Archbishop Tutu has helped bequeath “a liberated South Africa”.
Desmond Tutu was one of the country’s best known public figures at home and abroad.
A fighter of anti-apartheid, he was was one of the driving forces that were behind the movement to end the policy of racial segregation and discrimination by the white minority government against the majority black in South Africa from 1948 until 1991.
He was awarded the famous Nobel prize in 1984 for his distinguished role in the struggle to abolish the apartheid system.