Tutu, Desmond Mpilo

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Tutu, Desmond Mpilo

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  • Tutu, Archbishop Desmond
  • Tutu, Desmond Mpilo (Archbishop Emeritus)

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1931–

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Archbishop Emeritus and anti-apartheid and human rights activist. Bishop of Lesotho, 1976–78. First black general secretary of the South African Council of Churches, 1978. Following the 1994 election, he chaired the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to investigate apartheid-era crimes. Recipient of the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize for seeking a nonviolent end to apartheid; the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism, 1986; and the Gandhi Peace Prize, 2005.

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Tutu, Nomalizo Leah (14 October 1933 -)

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ZA-COM-03927

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Tutu, Nomalizo Leah is the spouse of Tutu, Desmond Mpilo

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ZA-COM-03144

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