The family of Archbishop Emeritus, Desmond Tutu, says he’s recovering well in hospital after he was admitted for a persistent infection on Tuesday night. 83-year-old Tutu is being treated at an undisclosed Cape Town hospital and his condition is said to be stable.
Well wishes have been pouring in for the popular cleric.
In a statement released by the Desmond and Leah Tutu foundation, Tutu’s infection has been described as persistent but no further details have been given.
His daughter, Reverend Mpho Tutu, says the illness is not related to his treatment for prostate cancer. She says he’s in good hands.
“My dad, the Archbishop, was admitted to hospital yesterday (Tuesday) for a treatment of a persistent infection. He’s receiving intravenous antibiotics. His doctors are quite pleased with his progress and the treatment is for an infection; it’s not cancer treatment. As soon as the course of treatment is completed we expect him back home.”
Fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureate, FW de Klerk has wished him a speedy recovery.
“On behalf of my wife Elita and myself, we wish Archbishop Tutu a speedy and full recovery. We are thinking of him in our prayers.”
Cape Town Mayor, Patricia De Lille has described Tutu as beacon of hope to the people of Cape Town.
“Archbishop Tutu is also a freeman of City of Cape Town and therefore, on behalf of all the Capetonians, I would like to wish Arch best wishes. I hope you get to recover soon. We all love you in the City of Cape Town. We all work very hard to follow your example in life.”