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Archbishop Desmond Tutu, 83-year-old Nobel peace laureate will spend a second night in hospital for treatment of a “persistent infection,” his family says in South Africa.
According to a report by the British Broadcasting Corporation on Tuesday evening, the Archbishop’s daughter Reverend Mpho Tutu said her father thanked “everyone who had sent love and prayers” since his admission to hospital in Cape Town.
His family hopes he would be able to return home “in a day or two”, based on his daughter’s optimism in an earlier statement.
Tutu retired from public life in 2011 but continues to travel widely, and cancelled a planned trip to Rome in December following another infection.