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Archbishop Desmond Tutu in Cape Town Hospital

by Associated Press

    In this Feb. 10, 2012 file photo Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his part in fighting apartheid, speaks during a felicitation event for him in Dharmsala, India. Desmond Tutu checked into a Cape Town, South Africa hospital Wednesday April 24, 2013 for treatment of a persistent infection. Photo/Ashwini Bhatia (AP File Photo)
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JOHANNESBURG— A South African foundation says retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has checked into a Cape Town hospital for treatment of a persistent infection.

The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation said the Nobel Peace Prize laureate will undergo tests to discover the cause of the infection.

The foundation says 81-year-old Tutu spent the morning of April 24 in his office before going to the hospital and was in good spirits. It says the non-surgical treatment is expected to take five days.

Tutu was a vigorous campaigner against the system of white racist rule known as apartheid, which ended when democratic elections were held in 1994.

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