Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu dead at 90

Desmond TutuPhoto: Berit Roald / NTB

Anti-apartheid activist, archbishop, and Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu has died at the age of 90, Reuters reports.

Tutu, who was South Africa’s first black Anglican archbishop, withdrew from the public in 2010. He turned 90 in October this year.

Tutu became world-famous in the 1980s because of his opposition to apartheid. He fought for human rights in South Africa since the ’70s. 

The Archbishop led the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which systematically reviewed crimes committed under the apartheid regime. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.

In recent years, he criticized Jacob Zuma’s government.

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