The Western Cape Provincial Legislature has described the late Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu as a remarkable man who made an indelible mark on society.
Western Cape Legislature Speaker Masizole Mnqasela says Tutu was a beacon of hope for the poor, downtrodden and voiceless in the world.
He says the Arch will be remembered for his strong and his relentless fight against racism, injustice and corruption.
Tutu died on Sunday at the age of 90.
Mnqasela says the Provincial Legislature will join other city landmarks that will be lit up in purple in memory of the Arch.
There is also a book of condolences at the entrance of the legislature in Wale Street in the Cape Town CBD where the public can write messages of support to the Tutu family.
The video below is reporting that Tutu will be laid to rest on Saturday:
Klerksdorp celebrates Archbishop
Residents of Klerksdorp in the North West have joined the world in remembering the celebrated Archbishop.
Tutu was born in Klerksdorp in 1931 in the area known as Makweteng, before the implementation of the Group Areas Act.
The Matlosana Local Municipality is expected to hold a memorial service for Archbishop Tutu on Thursday.
Mayor, James Ntsolela says, “As the city of Matlosana, we lower our flag in honour of the late Desmond Tutu. As we do that, we are also very proud that he was actually born here in a place that used to be called Makweteng [the area is now called Neserhof].”
“It is the place where he was actually born. That site has been given to the Anglican church to establish whatever they want to do in honour of his memory. As the city of Matlosana, we want to send our condolences to the Tutu family.”
Klerksdorp residents remember Tutu:
Tutu will be laid to rest on Saturday.