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Bobi Wine pays tribute to fallen South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Ugandan politician and former presidential candidate Hon Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine has come out to pay tribute to fallen South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Tutu a Nobel Peace Prize winner died over the weekend at the age of 90.

Kyagulanyi described the late’s life as one well lived and of purpose.

The NUP leader added that Tutu’s humanitarian service will always be remembered.

NUP spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi also eulogized the late Archbishop heaping praise on the deceased Archbishop.

Hon Ssenyonyi said that a lot of lessons had been picked from him especially for his activism against human injustices.

Born from a poor family in Klerksdorp in South Africa, Desmond Mpilo Tutu was of Xhosa and Motswana Heritage.

He rose steadily through the ranks of South African Anglican faith and theology to one of the most influential figures in the country.

Tutu’s prominence became global in the fight against apartheid.

This saw him earn a Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 after having been nominated thrice in 1981, 82 and 83.

The Nobel Peace Prize selection committee had wanted to award a South African and Tutu arose as the better candidate ahead of Nelson Mandela and Mangosuthu Buthelezi who were considered rebels by then.

Tutu was however considered too soft by Africans who labeled him a white puppet, the white liberals yet saw him as a radical while the apartheid sympathizers despised him.

Tutu served as the Archbishop of Capetown from 1986-96 making him the first blackman to hold this position.

He got married to Nomalizo Leah Shenxane and sired 4 children together.

He lives behind a legacy that will always stand the test of time for generations to come.

May he rest in peace.

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