Desmond Tutu, a Nobel Peace Prize winner who helped bring South Africa’s racist regime to an end, died last Sunday at the age of 90.
Tutu had previously stated that there should be no “extravagant spending” on the funeral. He was looking for “the cheapest available coffin.”
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a South African anti-apartheid campaigner, was laid to rest finally at the Anglican cathedral in Cape Town.
Tutu was described as the “spiritual father of our new nation” by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his eulogy.
Family, friends, clergy, and politicians were among those who attended Saturday’s service at St George’s Cathedral, which was limited in size due to coronavirus restrictions.
Tutu’s widow, Nomalizo Leah, sat in a wheelchair near the front of the congregation, wearing a purple shawl, the same colour as her late husband’s clerical uniform.
See some of the pictures from his coffin below;