Embassy of the Republic of Angola in Singapore

Embassy of the Republic of Angola in Singapore

Angolan President mourns the death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu

The Angolan head of State H.E. João Lourenço mourned today the death of the South African Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, aged 90.

In the condolence message, H.E. João Lourenço stated that he was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, to whom he described as an historic figure of the anti Apartheid Movement.

The President underlined that both South Africa and African continent, in general, have lost one of the biggest icons of the struggle for the conquest of the dignity of their sons.

The note stresses that Tutu was a man of faith who dedicated his own life fighting tirelessly against the heinous system of discrimination based on skin colour.

In his message, H.E. João Lourenço writes that Desmond Tutu will be remembered for his legacy of a courageous patriot by lighting the future generations who are called to preserve an Apartheid-free-Africa and all other conquests.

On behalf of Angolan Government and his own, H.E. João Lourenço condoled with South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa, and the family over the death of South Africa’s anti Apartheid campaigner, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.