Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has been admitted to hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. The 88-year-old prominent South African anti-apartheid activist and Nobel laureate’s foundation confirmed the development on Wednesday December 4.
In a short statement, Tutu’s wife Leah said he was admitted “for a stubborn infection”. Details of when he was admitted were not provided.
Tutu who spent his 87th birthday in a Cape Town hospital has been hospitalised several times over the past few years for treatment of a similar condition.
“The Archbishop has been hospitalised several times over the past few years for treatment of a similar condition,” she said.
The Archbishop has had prostate cancer for roughly two decades and has largely withdrawn from public life.
The cleric was last seen beaming at Prince Harry and Meghan’s four-month-old baby Archie during a royal visit to Africa in September.