JUST IN: Anti-apartheid icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu dies at 90

Anti-apartheid icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu dies at 90 Reacting to his death, South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, bemoaned that his people has lost a gem.
JUST IN: Anti-apartheid icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu dies at 90

The last surviving South African laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has died.

The human rights activist died in Cape Town at the age of 90.

His death reverberated across the world with many expressing grief at his demise.

Reacting to his death, South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, bemoaned that his people has lost a gem.

"The passing of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond 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 an outspoken critic of the country's previous brutal system of oppression against the country's Black majority.

The activist was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his campaign of non-violent opposition to South Africa's white minority rule.

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