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Desmond Tutu remains in hospital for next two weeks, says Foundation

20/08/2015 15:34

South Africa’s Archbishop Emeritus, Desmond Tutu, has been put on a new course of antibiotic treatment that is expected to prolong his stay in hospital, his foundation said on Thursday.


“Tutu is in good spirits and not in any pain and he will stay in hospital for another two weeks,” the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation said in a statement.


The 83-year-old Archbishop was re-admitted to a Cape Town hospital on Tuesday due to inflammation, unlike last time’s treatment of a “persistent infection,” Tutu’s daughter, the Rev. Canon Mpho Tutu, said earlier.


“Tutu had humbly requested journalists not to anticipate daily updates on his condition.


“Tutu is grateful to the media for its concern over his health and expressed appreciation for the prayers and good wishes from so many people,” she said.


Tutu has been in and out of hospital in the past month. He was first hospitalised in mid-July and stayed for one week.


According to Mpho, the admissions are not related to his treatment of prostate cancer as the cancer is under control.



Source - NAN

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