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Desmond Tutu

Anti-Apartheid Activist
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Net worth 2018: $48 Million
Industry: Leaders
Residence: Klerksdorp
Country: South African
BirthDay: 7 October 1931
Sigh: Scorpio
Height: 1.79 m
Education: King's College London, University of South Africa (1954), St. Martin's School

Desmond Tutu was bornon 7 October 1931 in Klerksdorp, South African, is Anti-Apartheid Activist. Desmond Tutu is a South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop who served as the first black Archbishop of Cape Town. A leading spokesperson for the rights of black South Africans, he helped to draw international attention to the sorry state of apartheid in South Africa. Born into an impoverished family in Transvaal, he grew up watching people of color being discriminated against for no fault of theirs. Even though he was young, it did not take him long to realize that it was wrong to mistreat someone just because their skin color was different. As a teenager, he aspired to be a doctor but could not pursue medical studies due to lack of funds. He then studied to become a teacher. He worked for a few years during which he tried his best to encourage his students to become the best that they can be. Alongside he also studied theology and was ordained as a priest. At that time South Africa was reeling under apartheid and black South Africans were grossly discriminated against in all aspects of life. Frustrated, he became active in the anti-apartheid movement and soon emerged as outspoken advocate of black rights. He soon garnered international fame for his works and was honored with the 1984 Nobel Prize for Peace.


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He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1997 and underwent successful treatment in the U


He returned to England in 1972 where he was appointed vice-director of the Theological Education Fund of the World Council of Churches, at Bromley in Kent


He lectured at the National University of Lesotho from 1970 to 1972


He began teaching at the Federal Theological Seminary at Alice in the Eastern Cape and also became the chaplain at the University of Fort Hare in 1967


He went to England in 1962 to pursue further theological studies at the King's College London and received his master's degree in theology in 1966


He was ordained as an Anglican deacon in 1960 and as a priest in 1961


Unwilling to be a part of the corrupt education system anymore, he resigned from his teaching job in 1957


Desmond Tutu married Nomalizo Leah Shenxane, a teacher, in 1955


He furthered his education from the University of South Africa and graduated in 1954


The government passed the Bantu Education Act in 1953


He went to the Johannesburg Bantu High School where he received a good education and graduated in 1950


Desmond Mpilo Tutu was born on October 7, 1931, in Transvaal, South Africa, to Zacheriah Zililo Tutu and his wife, Aletta Tutu, as one of their four children

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