Tutu turns 90

'You're never gonna going to have another like me'- Celebrating Archbishop Desmond Tutu

So many parts make up the Arch: showman, comedian, crybaby, maverick, truth-teller, moral giant, human rights titan … the diminutive dynamo with the courage of a lion is a global treasure loved and respected everywhere

10 October 2021 - 00:01 By SUNDAY TIMES


Born in Klerksdorp on October 7 1931, Desmond Mpilo Tutu was a sickly child who developed polio and tuberculosis as a boy. Like many other impoverished households at the time, death stalked the family. Out of five children, two of Tutu’s brothers died. His father was a Methodist, a teacher and a primary school principal. His beloved mother Aletta was a domestic worker, only educated to primary school level...

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