“The President’s work programme did not allow for the procedure to be undertaken earlier. The current period of recess in parliament and Cabinet has provided this opportunity.”
This after it was reported that Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu was admitted to a Cape Town hospital on Tuesday for treatment to a persistent infection.
His family hoped he would be able to return home in a day or two, according to his daughter, the Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu.
The peace icon was previously hospitalised in April 2013, for an infection. His foundation described him to be in good spirits at the time.