Press Release: The HSF Pays Tribute To Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

On 26 December 2021, South Africa bid farewell to much-loved Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. His life was one of unfaltering moral clarity and courage in the face of injustice – past and present.

Archbishop-Desmond-Tutu.pngThe Helen Suzman Foundation will remember him with the greatest admiration for his role in liberating South Africa from apartheid and also for his unwavering commitment to better our democracy so that it might be socially and economically inclusive of all its people. But we remember him too with enormous affection — for the love and joy and humour he shared with the people of South Africa. In her memoir, Helen Suzman recalled that Tutu “called me his ‘dear child’ though I am fourteen years older than he is!”

Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s passing is certainly a cause for mourning, but it also serves as a moment for South Africans to reflect on a truly extraordinary life and to collectively renew our commitment to the principles to which his life has been testament.

As we embark upon a new year, let us not forget the Arch’s example and that the work that he began is far from complete.

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Nicole Fritz