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Desmond Tutu dies at 90.
Desmond Tutu, the South African anti-apartheid activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has passed away at the age of 90. Tutu was a prominent figure in the fight against apartheid in South Africa and was known for his tireless efforts to promote peace and reconciliation in the country.
Born in Klerksdorp, South Africa, in 1931, Tutu became a priest in the Anglican Church in 1961. He quickly became involved in the anti-apartheid movement and was a vocal critic of the South African government’s policies of racial segregation and discrimination.
Tutu was a key figure in the struggle against apartheid and played a significant role in the negotiations that led to the end of apartheid in South Africa. He was a strong advocate for non-violent resistance and was a leading voice in the movement to boycott South African goods and services.
In 1984, Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to promote peace and reconciliation in South Africa. He continued to work for peace and justice throughout his life, serving as the chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which was established to investigate human rights abuses during the apartheid era.
Tutu was also a strong advocate for human rights and was a vocal critic of the South African government’s policies on issues such as HIV/AIDS and LGBT rights. He was a champion of social justice and worked tirelessly to promote equality and fairness for all people.
Tutu’s death is a great loss to South Africa and the world. His legacy will live on through his tireless efforts to promote peace, justice, and reconciliation. He will be remembered as a true hero and a champion of human rights.