The rabble-rouser for peace fought a good fight

Tutu courageously took apartheid head on at the time when the fear of imprisonment, torture and death ruled the minds of many activists

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has been fondly remembered as an outspoken opponent of the apartheid regime who also didn’t spare the corruption of a democratic SA. He was also a moral crusader for peace and reconciliation and a conscience of a nation. He was known as a man with an extraordinary sense of humour.

But behind the veneer of impish jokes and infectious laughter was a serious formidable opponent of injustices of all sorts – anywhere. Tutu courageously took apartheid head on at the time when the fear of imprisonment, torture and death ruled the minds of many activists...

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