Biden Expresses Condolences Over Death Of Nobel Peace Prize Winner Desmond Tutu

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – twenty seventh December, 2021) US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden have expressed condolences over the loss of life of Desmond Mpilo Tutu, South African Anglican archbishop, human rights activist and Nobel Peace prize winner.

Tutu handed away on Sunday on the age of 90, in Cape Town.

“On behalf of the Biden family, we send our deepest condolences to his wife Leah and their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. And on behalf of the people of the United States, we send our deepest condolences to the people of South Africa who are mourning the loss of one of their most important founding fathers,” the Bidens mentioned in a Sunday assertion.

According to the White House launch, the Bidens had hung out with Tutu on a number of events and had been “heartbroken” after studying of his passing.

“And, just a few months ago, we joined the world in celebrating his 90th birthday and reflecting on the power of his message of justice, equality, truth, and reconciliation as we confront racism and extremism in our time today,” Joe Biden and his spouse mentioned.

Tutu is extensively recognized for his staunch opposition to apartheid, which resulted in him receiving a Nobel Prize in 1984, however he has spoken out on many different causes as effectively. The archbishop additionally served because the chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission after the abolition of apartheid and is understood for coining the time period “Rainbow Nation” to explain post-apartheid South Africa.

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