Ex President Mahama Eulogizes Desmond Tutu; Says His Death Is Divinely Scripted
Former President, John Dramani Mahama, has said the death of the South African Former Christian Leader-cum-anticorruption crusader, Archbishop Desmond Tutu which took place during Christmas festivities has been divinely planned.
In a tribute on Sunday, December 26, President Mahama said, the late Archbishop was a foremost leader of the Christian faith and a humanist whose calling in the service of humanity transcended religion.
“God calling him to rest during this sacred period of Christmas could only have been divinely scripted, with him having lived a full life, dedicated to God and humanity.” The Former President stated.
According to him, the late Desmond Tutu stood against apartheid and all forms of injustices in South Africa and the world. The Former President has therefore, urged all living to emulate such admirable qualities of the late icon of Africa.
Background Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Nobel Peace prize laureate who helped end apartheid in South Africa, died on Sunday, December 26 at aged 90.
President Cyril Ramaphosa said the churchman’s death marked “another chapter of bereavement in our nation’s farewell to a generation of outstanding South Africans”.
Archbishop Tutu had helped bequeath “a liberated South Africa,” he added. Tutu was one of the country’s best known figures at home and abroad.
A contemporary of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, he was one of the driving forces behind the movement to end the policy of racial segregation and discrimination enforced by the white minority government against the black majority in South Africa from 1948 until 1991.
He was awarded the Nobel prize in 1984 for his role in the struggle to abolish the apartheid system.
Tutu’s death comes just weeks after that of South Africa’s last apartheid-era president, FW de Clerk, who died at the age of 85.
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