Desmond Tutu

Desmond Tutu in Hospital

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate is being treated for an infection

by #teamEBONY, April 24, 2013

Desmond Tutu

Desmond Tutu

A South African foundation says retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has checked into a Cape Town hospital for treatment of a persistent infection.

The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation said the Nobel Peace Prize laureate will undergo tests to discover the cause of the infection.

The foundation says 81-year-old Tutu spent Wednesday morning in his office before going to the hospital and was in good spirits. It says the non-surgical treatment is expected to take five days.

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