Tutu readmitted to hospital

Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his wife Leah Tutu take part in a ceremony to renew their wedding vows at Holy Cross Anglican Church in Soweto, 4 July 2015, to mark their 60th wedding anniversary. Picture: Michel Bega

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has been re-admitted to a hospital in Cape Town.

According to his daughter, Reverend  Mpho Tutu, the hospitalisation was unrelated to his cancer treatment.

“His oncologist confirms that his PSA level is pleasingly low,” according to Tutu.

Tutu, 83, was discharged from hospital last Tuesday for a persistent infection.

He was re-admitted this afternoon after expressing renewed discomfort.

“His doctors considered it prudent for him to return to hospital for observation.

“He’ll have a few days of bed-rest while his medical dream team brings the situation under control and determines the next course of action, if any,” Reverend Tutu said.

“He will stay in hospital until the weekend, at least.”

Tutu, and his wife Leah, 82, recently renewed their wedding vows on their 60th wedding anniversary. He has been battling prostate cancer for the last decade.

Upon his discharge Tutu said he looked forward to South Africa taking on Bangladesh in the first of two cricket Tests.

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