By Alex Enebeli
ENUGU – Leading African artist Multichoice Group has expressed shock at the death of South African cleric Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who used his pulpit and fiery oratory to help bring down apartheid in the country.
According to the message posted on his official Instagram page on Sunday, Mr. Imtiaz Patel, non-executive chairman of the MultiChoice group, said he was saddened by the death of the archbishop.
He wrote: “MultiChoice is deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu – a visionary and an exceptional leader who has spent his life seeking justice and service to humanity.
“As Africa’s most beloved storyteller, we want to pay tribute to this remarkable man, and we will bring his incredible story to life on our tribute channel,” Patel said.
Tutu died at the age of 90 and his death was confirmed on Sunday morning by the office of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Ramaphosa had described the Archbishop as “a leader of principle and pragmatism who gave meaning to the biblical idea that faith without works is dead.”
The cause of his death is cancer, the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation said, adding that Tutu died in a care facility.
He was first diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1997, and was hospitalized several times in the years that followed, amid recurring fears the disease had spread. (NOPE)