Tutu's body carried into South Africa cathedral to lie in state


Published: 2021-12-30 10:38

Last Updated: 2022-08-11 21:29

Credit: AFP
Credit: AFP

The body of Archbishop Desmond Tutu was carried Thursday into a historic cathedral where he once railed against white rule, to allow South Africans to bid farewell before the weekend funeral.

One small bouquet was placed on top of a simple pine coffin carried by six Anglican priests, AFP journalists reported.

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