Archbishop Desmond Tutu
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Archbishop Desmond Tutu to retire from public life

Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu has announced he is to withdraw from public life.

He played a prominent role role in South Africa's struggle against the whites-only apartheid system.

He said he would reduce his workloads after his 79th birthday in October, before retiring.

  • 22 Jul 2010
  • From the section Africa