Weah Extols Virtues of Falling Anti-Apartheid Hero -Describes His Passing “Enormous Loss to the Global Community”

MONROVIA: President George Manneh Weah yesterday, Sunday, December 26, 2021joined other world leaders to commiserate with the Government and people of South Africa on the passing of the renowned anti-apartheid campaigner and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, an unfortunate situation he described as “an enormous loss to the global community”

President Weah said the late Archbishop Tutu was widely known for speaking fearlessly against the ills of society everywhere in the world, not just in South Africa and that indeed he was a true advocate of social justice.

“I fondly recall his emotional messages of peace and equal justice which he delivered to congregations in South Africa, but that became central themes around the world for the fight against human rights abuses everywhere.

“Archbishop Tutu will be remembered for  speaking truth to power regardless of who was involved – be it the fearsome apartheid leaders, or those of the African National Congress that followed them or leaders around the world”, President Weah said in his message.

Mr. Weah described him as a personable but resolute clergyman who had come to be known as a “rabble- rouser for peace” around the world, including in Liberia, when he spoke against the abuse of children during the war. He also mentioned about Archbishop Tutu’s role in the post-apartheid era where he served as head of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, focusing primarily on healing a devided nation.

“He will be greatly missed!

“We stand with our South African brothers during this period of mourning, and pray that the Tutu family and all those Impacted by his loss take solace in the Lord.

“May his soul and the souls of all faithful departed rest in peace”, the President concluded the message.

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