South African equality activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu has passed away.
- Cyril Ramaphosa, South African's president, announced the news in a statement.
- They described the Nobel Peace Prize winner, saying, "a patriot without equal. A man of extraordinary intellect, integrity, and invincibility against the forces of apartheid, he was also tender and vulnerable in his compassion for those who had suffered oppression, injustice, and violence under apartheid, and oppressed and downtrodden people around the world."
- Tutu was well known for being behind the fight to end racial segregation in South Africa. He also worked alongside Mandela as the chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
- In a statement, the Nelson Mandela foundation said, "He was larger than life, and for so many in South Africa and around the world, his life has been a blessing. His contributions to struggles against injustice, locally and globally, are matched only by the depth of his thinking about the making of liberty futures for human societies."
- Desmond Tutu was 90 at the time of death.
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