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Desmond Tutu Poster

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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 7 October 1931Klerksdorp, South Africa
Birth NameDesmond Mpilo Tutu

Mini Bio (1)

Desmond Tutu was born on October 7, 1931 in Klerksdorp, South Africa as Desmond Mpilo Tutu. He has been married to Leah Nomalizo Shenxane since July 2, 1955. They have four children.

Spouse (1)

Leah Nomalizo Shenxane (2 July 1955 - present) (4 children)

Personal Quotes (3)

When they heard upstairs in Heaven that there was the prospect of me coming soon, they said 'no, no, no. Keep him down there. We can't cope with him.'
[following Nelson Mandela's death, a note of optimism for South Africa's future] Does it spell doomsday and disaster for us? The sun will rise tomorrow, and the next day, and the next. It may not appear as bright as yesterday, but life will carry on.
If you remain neutral in matters of injustice, you take the side of the oppressor.

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