Chairperson of the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, Niclas Kjellstrom-Matseke, says they hope Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu will be discharged from hospital early next week.

Tutu is receiving treatment for a recurring infection in a Cape Town hospital. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1997.

The Tutu family has thanked all those who have sent messages of love and prayers.

The Archbishop of Cape Town, Reverend Thabo Makgoba visited Tutu is hospital earlier this week and said he was in high spirits.