Desmond Tutu

Desmond Tutu

Born: October 7, 1931

Nationality: South African

Occupation: Leader

Biography: Desmond Mpilo Tutu is a South African activist and retired Anglican bishop who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid. He was the first black South African Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa, and primate of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa.

Source/Notes: Address at his enthronement as Anglican archbishop of Cape Town (7 September 1986)

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Source/Notes: As quoted in The Mammoth Book of Zingers, Quips, and One-Liners (2004) by Geoff Tibballs, p. 255