South Africa: The death of Desmond Tutu, a symbol of the resistance against apartheid – Africa

The Archbishop of South Africa has passed away Desmond Tutu, that was One of the symbols of the resistance against apartheid Then he became a promoter of reconciliation. This was announced by the Presidency of South Africa.

90-year-old Anglican Archbishop Tutu won in 1984 Nobel Peace Prize As a symbol of the nonviolent struggle against the apartheid regime. But after apartheid ends, then Nelson Mandela Tutu was elected president of the new South Africa, conceptualized and chaired the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), set up in 1995 and which in a painful and dramatic pacification between the two halves of South African society, brought to light the truth about the atrocities committed during decades of white oppression. .

Forgiveness was granted to those who, among those responsible for those atrocities committed, who had confessed in full: a form of moral reparation also towards the families of the victims.

Announcing the disappearance of Pastor Tutu, President Cyril Ramaphosa, “on behalf of all South Africans, expressed his deep sorrow at the passing on Sunday of an important figure in the country’s history.”

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