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Tutu Reflects on South Africa’s Recent Lack of Progress

News24   in 
December 13, 2014

Cape Town – Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Friday made a scathing assessment of South Africa’s fall from grace since the euphoria over the end of apartheid 20 years ago.

In a statement to mark the 30th anniversary of winning the Nobel prize for his courageous stand against white minority rule, 83-year-old Tutu condemned government corruption, violence and continuing racism.

“It’s as if we’re in a time warp, and have returned to the past,” he said.

Tutu had been scheduled to attend a Nobel Peace Laureates’ summit in Rome this week, but announced on Tuesday that he had cancelled all travel plans for the rest of the year to battle prostate cancer.

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