Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been readmitted to a hospital in South Africa days after being released following a surgery, according to family sources. Mr. Tutu was diagnosed, and has had a persistent battle with complications from, prostate cancer in 1997.

Mr. Tutu has been described as “the voice for the voiceless” by former South African president Nelson Mandela. Mr. Tutu is one of the world’s most recognizable human rights leaders and chaired the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission after being appointed by Mr. Mandela.

Family sources told the media that he underwent minor surgery earlier this month to address reoccurring infections. According to his wife, Leah Tutu, his surgical wounds began showing signs of infection.

The renowned human rights activist received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his work in South Africa and elsewhere.

Archbishop Emeritus Tutu

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