UN mourns Desmond Tutu, calls him an inspiration to generations

The UN secretary general mourned the death of Archbishop and freedom fighter Desmond Tutu, who passed away on Sunday.

Khartoum: AlTaghyeer

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres expressed his deep sadness for the death of Desmond Tutu, who he described as an “unwavering voice of the voiceless.”

Tutu died last Sunday in Cape Town, South Africa, at the age of 90.

The South African president Cyril Ramaphosa described Tutu as one of the many prolific faces of South Africa.

Guterres said on Sunday that the Archbishop was a well-renowned world figure that had worked for peace, and was an inspiration for many generations.

Tutu’s determination to help bring international solidarity to a democratic and free South Africa was acknowledged accordingly by the Nobel committee, according to Guterres, resulting in him being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.

The Secretary General said that Tutu was “always an ally to multiculturalism” and was a “prominent member of the UN’s advisory committee on genocide prevention.”

“Despite Tutu’s death leaving a huge on the world stage and our hearts, we will continue to be inspired by his examples to continue the fight for a better world for all.”

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