Archbishop Desmond Tutu, has died on Sunday, a day after Christmas at the age of 90. Tutu who is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, was best known as one of the driving forces that helped end apartheid in South Africa.
According to the BBC, Tutu was one of South Africa’s best-known figures at home and abroad. Meanwhile, South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa said the Archbishop’s death marked “another chapter of bereavement in our nation’s farewell to a generation of outstanding South Africans.”
He was awarded the Nobel prize in 1984 for his role in the struggle to abolish the apartheid system.