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The South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) in the North West on Sunday said that the death of Nobel Prize Laurette and veteran anti-apartheid activist, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has robbed South Africa of a moral compass as well as a global icon for peace and justice.
SANCO provincial chairperson Paul Sebegoe said they are deeply saddened by the monumental loss of the Arch who will be remembered as a courageous servant leader, a great patriot, human rights activist and a father figure who has consistently fought against injustice and human rights violations, greed and corruption
Sebegoe highlighted that Tutu was the voice of reason, the fearless prophetic voice of the church and conscience of the nation.
President Ramaphosa said the passing of Archbishop Tutu is another chapter of bereavement in our nation’s farewell to a generation of outstanding South Africans who have bequeathed us a liberated South Africa.
“Tutu was a patriot without equal; a leader of principle and pragmatism who gave meaning to the biblical insight that faith without works is dead.”
Tutu passed away on Sunday 26 December 2021 in Cape Town at the age of 90.