Desmond Tutu, South African Nobel Peace Prize-winning icon, hard-line enemy of apartheid and modern campaigner for racial justice died Sunday at the age of 90. South Africans, world leaders and people around the world mourned the death of this man considered the moral conscience of the country.
Tutu worked passionately, relentlessly and without violence to bring down apartheid - South Africa's brutal oppressive regime against its black majority that did not end until 1994.
Nicknamed "The Ark", the diminutive Tutu has become an imposing figure in the history of his country, comparable to his compatriot Nobel laureate Nelson Mandela, a prisoner under white rule who became the first black president of Africa. from South. Tutu and Mandela shared a commitment to building a better and more equal South Africa.
After the rain of tributes to the news of the death of Bishop Desmond Tutu, South Africa has announced that it is officially in mourning, with flags at half mast across the country and in front of South African embassies around the world. And this until the day before the funeral of the icon of the fight against apartheid, scheduled for January 1, 2022, announced Sunday, December 26 the president Cyril Ramaphosa.