The Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba says the late Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu denounced corruption until the very end. Makgoba says even during frail health Tutu was unequivocal about his stance on those who steal from the poor.
Archbishop Makgoba was responding to questions at St George’s Cathedral while outlining plans for the late Arch’s funeral.
“The arch’s position on corruption and maladministration and discrimination is well known. He believed each one of us is created in the image of God and reflects that spark of the divine. Anything that demeaned any person they are saying even the environment he never minced his words. He was very vocal and he said it.”
Former Anglican Bishop of Natal and long-time friend of the late Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Michael Nuttall will deliver the sermon at Tutu’s funeral on Saturday.
The Dean of St. George’s Cathedral Michael Weeder says the late Arch hand-picked Bishop Nuttall before his death.
“The designated preacher again in consultation with the arch will be bishop Michael Nuttel, the retired bishop of Natal. During the time archbishop, Desmond was an active episcopal. Bishop Nuttel was the dean of the Anglican church. In that position, he became known as number two to Tutu”.
The St Georges Anglican Church in Cape Town has announced it will honour Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s wish to be cremated and his remains to be interred at the Cathedral.
The late Archbishop of Cape Town will lie in state at the Cathedral on Friday from 7 am to 7 pm to allow the public to have an opportunity to pay their last respects.
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu funeral will be on Saturday, the 1st of January 2022: