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Archbishop Desmond Tutu attends an event in Cape Town, South Africa, in April 2019.

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Updated at 5:30 p.m. GMT (0130 HKT) on December 4, 2019

Archbishop Desmond Tutu attends an event in Cape Town, South Africa, in April 2019.

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Desmond Tutu, the first black archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his efforts to end apartheid.

He played a key role in South Africa’s transition from the apartheid era, most notably as chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission under the leadership of then-president Nelson Mandela.

In his later years he remained active with the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation and other organizations.

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