Akufo-Addo commiserates with South Africa on Archbishop Tutu’s death

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President Akufo-Addo has commiserated with the people of South Africa and President Cyril Ramaphosa on the death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Archbishop Tutu died on Sunday, aged 90.

Describing the late Nobel Peace Prize laureate as a redoubtable priest, the President said the late Archbishop was arguably the greatest religious leader of his generation, renowned freedom fighter, fearless anti-apartheid activist, committed human rights leader.

He further added Archbishop Tutu fulfilled his life’s purpose on earth and received the praises of a grateful posterity.

“The history of Africa’s struggle for freedom from colonialism, imperialism, and the racist ideology of apartheid has been immeasurably enriched by the contribution of this jovial, dedicated, and principled defender of the liberties and rights of Africans and oppressed peoples of the world,” Akufo-Addo posted on Facebook.

The President noted that his work as chairperson of the historic Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa was instrumental in promoting reconciliation amongst the peoples of South Africa in the post-apartheid era.

His contribution, he noted, enabled a united South Africa to emerge from the debris of apartheid, much to the astonishment of many in South Africa and around the world.

He added, “The Commission provided an example which was followed elsewhere in several countries in Africa, where systematic violations of human rights had at a given moment become part of their political culture, including in our own Ghana.”

“Archbishop Desmond Tutu run his race set before him and leaves behind indelible footprints in the sands of time. May his soul rest in perfect peace in the bosom of the Almighty, until the Last Day of the Resurrection when we shall all meet again. Amen!.”

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