26 Dec 2021

Archbishop Desmond Tutu: Nobel Peace laureate dies aged 90

International Editor

He was a hero of the struggle against Apartheid, who became South Africa’s moral conscience and then its architect of reconciliation – his language laced with wit and wisdom.

The Nobel Peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu has died at the age of 90. South Africa’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa said his “spirit will stand sentry over the future of our nation”.

Barack Obama called him a friend and a moral beacon.