Tributes pour in after death of South African anti-apartheid leader – Boston 25 News


Politicians, civil rights leaders, religious leaders and others took to social media to mourn the passing Sunday of South African anti-apartheid leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

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Tutu died in Cape Town, according to a statement issued by President Cyril Ramaphosa. He was 90.

Ramaphosa remembered Tutu as “a patriot without equal; a leader of principle and pragmatism who gave meaning to the biblical insight that faith without works is dead.”

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“We pray that Archbishop Tutu’s soul will rest in peace but that his spirit will stand sentry over the future of our nation,” he wrote in a post on Twitter.

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