Norwegian Foreign Minister Huitfeldt: Tutu contributed to a better world

Anniken HuitfeldtPhoto: Terje Pedersen / NTB

Desmond Tutu helped make the world a better place, Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt (AP) said after Tutu passed away. 

“Desmond Tutu combined the fight against apartheid with important contributions to reconciliation between people,” Huitfeldt wrote on Twitter.

“He contributed to a better world through his work against racial segregation policy and, in his older days, became a key figure in the fight for gay rights,” the Foreign Minister added.

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

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

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

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