Archbishop Desmond Tutu (1931 – 2021)

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

Saddened to hear of the death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize recipient & Freeman of the Borough of Lewisham.

A leader in the fight against apartheid, always standing up against injustice. My thoughts & prayers are with his family & love ones.

The world will miss this great man who allowed us all to feel we knew him because of what he shared of himself.

A man of great integrity who we will always remember because of the joy of humanity he shared. Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu connection with remained strong over the years. He called the attempts close Lewisham Hospital A&E, and maternity unit scandalous. Click here for more information.

An article and film clip of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu on his visit to Lewisham where he received the Freedom of the Borough of Lewisham on 4 May 1990 and formally opened the new solar-powered health centre at Lewisham Hospital in 2007.

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