The body of Archbishop Desmond Tutu lies in state at Cape Town’s St George’s Cathedral for mourners to pay their final respect.
The cortege of the late Desmond Tutu arrived at 7 AM at the West Door of the Cathedral.
Before its arrival, the cortege moved from Hertzog Boulevard and travel along Adderley Street into the Wale to the Cathedral.
Desmond Tutu established a career in education before turning to theology, ultimately becoming one of the world’s most prominent spiritual leaders.
In 1978, Tutu was appointed the general secretary of his country’s Council of Churches and became a leading spokesperson for the rights of Black South Africans.
During the 1980s, he played an almost unrivalled role in drawing national and international attention to the iniquities of apartheid, and in 1984, he won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts.
The Archbishop’s funeral will take place at the Cathedral on Saturday.