Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Nobel Peace prize laureate who helped end apartheid in South Africa, has died aged 90.
His death was confirmed in a statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
It marked “another chapter of bereavement in our nation’s farewell to a generation of outstanding South Africans who have bequeathed us a liberated South Africa,” he said.
He was an outspoken critic of the country’s previous brutal system of oppression against the country’s Black majority.
He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his campaign of non-violent opposition to South Africa’s white minority rule.
He died peacefully at the Oasis Frail Care Centre in Cape Town this morning.