Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has been honoured for the important role he played in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission process.
He was honoured in Stellenbosch on Sunday during the 20th anniversary of the handing over of the TRC report.
Tutu chaired the TRC from 1996 to 1998. The gathering also paid tribute to the late former TRC deputy chairperson, Dr Alex Boraine who passed away last week at the age of 87.
Tutu who was accompanied by his wife Leah, commended those who played a role in the struggle for South Africa’s freedom.
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Tutu also paid tribute to the late former TRC deputy chairperson Dr Alex Boraine who passed away last week.
“And yes it’s a pain to think Alex is not here. We all know we would not be able to start the work of the TRC without him, he did everything and I got the credit.”
The Arch also received a certificate of recognition from the Stellenbosch University not only as a role model to South Africans but to the entire global community.