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December 26, 2021 | Hopeton O’Connor Dennie |

Today, the Jamaican Prime Minister the Most Honourable Andrew Holness took to social media to issue the following statement on the passing of Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

“Desmond Tutu is one of my personal heroes. We mourn his passing, but his life, work, and example give us much to celebrate and emulate. He is a man of peace, dignity and goodwill; a man of God who, with grace and humility, overcame a system of oppression and cruelty.

May his soul Rest In Peace and his example shine eternally.”

Desmond Tutu was a South African Anglican bishop and theologian, known for his work as an anti-apartheid and human rights activist. He was Bishop of Johannesburg from 1985 to 1986 and then Archbishop of Cape Town from 1986 to 1996, in both cases being the first black African to hold the position

He died on December 26, 2021.  He was 90 years old.

Commentary

This is a great loss to South Africa and all persons of colour.

Tutu played a critical role in the end and immediately after black rule happened in then white rule South Africa.

May his soul rest in peace and light perpetual shine on him.

Tutu was also a religious leader of in questionable integrity. An Anglican by faith.

He was awarded Nobel Peace prize for his role in ending that disgraceful racist regime in South Africa.

Gone too soon.

Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie is a poet, elegist, author, and senior international journalist who writes for Vision newspaper.

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