Desmond Tutu, South African Nobel Peace Prize winner for justice and archbishop of the Anglican Church in Cape Town, died Sunday at 90 years of age.
A staunch opponent of apartheid – South Africa’s dictatorial black supremacy – Tutu worked hard, though not violently, for his downfall.
An outspoken, outspoken religious leader used his pulpit as the first black bishop of Johannesburg and later the archbishop of Cape Town and to hold public demonstrations to promote public opinion against racial and ethnic inequalities at home and around the world.
Tutu’s death Sunday “is another sad day in our country to say goodbye to a generation of well-known South Africans who gave us a free South Africa,” President Cyril Ramaphosa said in a statement.
“From the protests in South Africa to the pulpits of the world’s major churches and places of worship, as well as the venue of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, Arch has shown himself to be an anti-sectarian, inclusive human rights.”