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S. Africa's Ramaphosa pays tribute to 'outstanding' Tutu

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  • Desmond Tutu
    Desmond Tutu
    South African churchman, politician, archbishop, Nobel Prize winner (1931–2021)

"If there ever was one person who really promoted social cohesion, it was Archbishop Desmond Tutu," Ramaphosa said after Tutu's death at the age of 90.

Ramaphosa spent time at the family home and spent time with Tutu's widow, grandchildren and other family members.

Tutu, a Nobel laureate who had preached against the tyranny of the white minority, was revered by Black and white South Africans alike as the nation's moral conscience.

His passing prompted an outpouring of tributes worldwide, including from U.S. President Joe Biden and his predecessors Barack Obama and Jimmy Carter, Britain's Queen Elizabeth, Pope Francis and the foundation of Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first Black president and

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