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Desmond Tutu hospitalised with infection

INSPIRATION: Desmond Tutu pictured in South Africa earlier this year (pic: AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

RETIRED ARCHBISHOP Desmond Tutu was today admitted to hospital in South Africa for treatment of a persistent infection.

The 81-year-old checked into a Cape Town hospital to undergo tests to discover the root cause of the illness.

A spokesman from the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation said the Nobel Peace Prize laureate was in good spirits.

It said the non-surgical treatment is expected to take five days.

Tutu was a vigorous campaigner against apartheid, which ended in 1994.

The Anglican clergyman was South Africa's first black archbishop, and gained his degree and masters and theology at King's College.

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