MOTION ON THE PASSING ON OF ARCHBISHOP EMERITUS DESMOND TUTU

The African National Congress moves without notice: That the House

  1. notes with great sadness the
  2. calls that as a cleric, Bishop Tutu travelled widely, gaining an MA in Theology from King’s College in London;
  3. knowledges that he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for fighting against the apartheid system and championing peace in South Africa;
  4. urther acknowledges that in 1986 he was appointed Archbishop of Cape Town, the effective head of the Anglican church in South Africa;
  5. remembers that after the nation’s first free election in 1994, President Nelson Mandela appointed him as the Chairperson of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) to investigate apartheid era human rights abuses;
  6. further remembers that in 2015, he launched a petition urging global leaders to create a world run on renewable energies within 35 years, which was backed by more than 300,000 people globally; and
  7. conveys its condolences to Mam Leah Tutu, the Tutu family, the Board and staff of the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation and the friends.

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