President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the late South African anti-apartheid hero, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, describing him as one whose life was a message on love and happiness.
Naija News reports that the anti-apartheid icon died at the age of 90 on Sunday and his death has generated widespread reactions from World leaders.
In a statement issued on Sunday by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, President Buhari condoled with the late cleric’s wife, Leah Tutu, the Christian community globally; the people, and the Government of South Africa over Tutu’s demise.
Buhari said Tutu’s legacies will resonate through generations, bringing more light and clarity to religious diversity, democracy, and good governance.
The President prayed for the repose of the soul of Archbishop Tutu, whose life and times sent an unforgettable message on love and forgiveness.
Buhari believes the death of the iconic teacher, human rights activist, leader of thought, scholar, and philanthropist further creates a void in a world in dire need of wisdom, integrity, courage, and sound reasoning.
The President added that these qualities typified and exemplified the Nobel Peace Prize Winner in words and actions.
He recalled Tutu’s historic role in the fight against apartheid, noting that the late preacher endured “physical assaults, jail terms, and prolonged exile.”
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