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Tutu’s family says the ex-archbishop readmitted to hospital

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South African retired archbishop and anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu was readmitted to hospital in Cape Town on September 17, just days after being discharged following surgery, his family said.

Tutu’s family says the ex-archbishop readmitted to hospital

Tutu readmitted to hospital: familyJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Saturday 9/17/2016 – 12:23 GMT+1 | 152 wordsSouth African retired archbishop and anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu was on Saturday readmitted to hospital in Cape Town just days after being discharged following surgery, his family said. Tutu, 84, underwent a “minor surgical procedure” last week to determine the cause of a “recurring infection”.He was discharged Wednesday, but was hospitalised again three days later.”The Archbishop was readmitted on Saturday as a precaution after his surgical wound had shown signs of infection,” said a statement by his family.His wife Leah Tutu said she was “very grateful for the ongoing prayers and support”.The Nobel Peace laureate was last year hospitalised over a persistent infection which was a result of the prostate cancer treatment he has been receiving for nearly 20 years.The much-loved former archbishop of Cape Town gained worldwide prominence for his strong opposition to white-minority rule in South Africa.He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.kvs/boc

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