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Nigeria President Buhari Mourns Desmond Tutu, Condoles With Ramaphosa, South Africans

Former Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, a legendary anti-apartheid crusader who died on Saturday, has been mourned by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Following the death of Dr. Desmond Tutu, the President expressed his condolences to the President of South Africa as well as the Tutu family, particularly his wife Mrs. Leah Tutu and the whole country in a statement issued by his Special Advisor on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina.

Despite his death, Archbishop Tutu's contributions to mankind have been documented via his voice, writings, and actions. According to President Buhari, these contributions will continue to reverberate through generations.

In his condolences to President Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africans, and the global Christian body, particularly the Anglican Communion on the passing of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, 90, on Sunday, December 26, 2021, President Muhammadu Buhari expressed his condolences on behalf of the government and people of Nigeria.

Mr. Buhari believes that by dying, the iconic teacher, human rights activist, leader of thought, scholar, and philanthropist has contributed to the creation of an even greater void in a world that is in desperate need of wiseness, integrity, courage, and sound reasoning, qualities that the Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1984 typified and exemplified in words and deeds.

"As a South African, global citizen, and renowned world leader, President Zuma affirms that the historic role Archbishop Tutu played in the fight against apartheid, enduring physical assaults, jail terms, and prolonged exile, propelled him beyond the pulpit and into global, political relevance," the President said.

"His leadership of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which was established under President Nelson Mandela, brought healing and direction to his country and to the globe.

In his condolence message to Leah Tutu, the spiritual leader's wife and long-time partner in the fight against injustice, corruption, and inequality, as well as the Tutu family, the board of directors and staff of the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, the Elders, and the Nobel Laureate Group, President Buhari expresses hope that the voice of the scholar and teacher, his published works, and inspirational quotes will resonate through generations, bringing more light and clarity to religious

In a statement, President Obama expressed his condolences for the passing of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, whose life and times transmitted an enduring message of love and forgiveness.


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