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Archbishop Tutu being treated for 'stubborn infection'

Published 16/07/2015 | 10:47

Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu is being treated for a 'stubborn infection'
Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu is being treated for a 'stubborn infection'

A South African foundation says retired archbishop Desmond Tutu is receiving an intensive course of anti-biotics to treat a "stubborn infection".

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The Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, named after the anti-apartheid activist and his wife, said in a statement that Mr Tutu's daughter Mpho would give an update on her father's health in a planned press briefing.

The 83-year-old was admitted to a Cape Town hospital on Tuesday. At that time Mpho Tutu said their family hoped the Nobel Peace Prize laureate would be able to return home in a "day or two".

Mr Tutu has been treated for prostate cancer for many years.

He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for campaigning against apartheid.

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