Concerns are mounting following an announcement that Archibishop Emertus Desmond Tutu has been admitted to hospital to receive treatment for an infection.
According to the Tutu Legacy page on Twitter, Mrs Leah Tutu informed them that the Arch was admitted to hospital for treating a condition which he has been struggling with over the last few years.
This is not Tutu’s first hospital admission for the condition and it is being referred to as a ‘stubborn infection’.
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has been admitted to hospital for treatment of a stubborn infection, Mrs Leah Tutu said today. The Archbishop has been hospitalised several times over the past few years for treatment of a similar condition. @TutuLegacy
— TutuLegacy (@TutuLegacy) December 4, 2019
Just two months ago Tutu turned 88 and is a prominent figure respected by many across the Mother City and the country.
Only time will tell how his condition advances and whether he will stay in the hospital for an extended period or be released in the coming days.