The passing of Desmund Tutu has had a huge effect on the world.
This has also left a void in the heart of current South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.
He said in a statement: “The departure of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is another chapter of mourning in our nation’s farewell to a generation of exceptional South Africans who have left us a free South Africa.”
“A man of exceptional brilliance, integrity, and invincibility against apartheid’s forces, he was nevertheless soft and vulnerable in his sympathy for individuals who had experienced tyranny, injustice, and brutality under apartheid, as well as oppressed and downtrodden people worldwide,” he added.
Why only 100 people will attend Desmond Tutu’s funeral
Cases of COVID-19 have surged in South Africa after the discovery of the highly transmissible omicron variant in November.
Due to pandemic limitations, just 100 individuals will be permitted to attend Desmond Tutu’s burial liturgy.
The archbishop, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his anti-apartheid activity, died on December 26 at the age of 90.
According to The New York Times, Tutu’s body will be cremated, and his ashes will be placed on January 1 in St. George’s Cathedral, his old cathedral.