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Tutu Fellows and AFLI mourn the passing of Archbishop Desmond Tutu

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Today, 26 December 2021, we lost our beloved Patron, Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

But even as we mourn the passing of our dear Patron, we celebrate a life of service well lived and the values and ideals he espoused and bequeathed to us - ubuntu, servant leadership, integrity, humility, compassion and courage. We remember a man who was diminutive in stature but larger than life in his boldness, always speaking truth to power when the occasion demanded.

As Archbishop Tutu Fellows, we recognise the weightiness of bearing his name – at once, an honour and a responsibility. We do not take it for granted. On this day, we are keenly reminded of his challenge to us: “I look to you to be the generation that drives change in Africa, and I particularly look to the Archbishop Tutu Fellows to be at the forefront of change. You are blessed with the talents of leadership but with these, come enormous responsibilities. I hope you are prepared to take up the challenge.

The African Leadership Institute and its flagship programme, the Archbishop Tutu Leadership Programme, granted legacy status by the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, remains resolute in its commitment to nurture a new generation of African leaders who will uphold the legacy and values of Archbishop Tutu, as they lead in their various spheres.

May his dear soul rest in peace.

Statement on the passing of Archbishop Desmond Tutu by the African Leadership Institute and the Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellows (“Tutu Fellows”)

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Guest - Akaninyene Obot on Wednesday, 29 December 2021 08:49

I and my family received with shock the passing away of our mentor and leader, Bishop Desmond Tutu.. His passing away came in a time when we the young leaders needs people like Bishop Desmond Tutu who has been our inspiration to learn from his experience and also his guidance to make African continent greater than what it is now. To Bishop Desmond Tutu family, please accept our condolence. To the Tutu fellows, we must preserve his legacy and principles. It's indeed a big loss at a time like this. Let's be strong for our Leader Bishop Desmond Tutu.
Akaninyene Obot
Faculty of Agriculture, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
2348063662407

I and my family received with shock the passing away of our mentor and leader, Bishop Desmond Tutu.. His passing away came in a time when we the young leaders needs people like Bishop Desmond Tutu who has been our inspiration to learn from his experience and also his guidance to make African continent greater than what it is now. To Bishop Desmond Tutu family, please accept our condolence. To the Tutu fellows, we must preserve his legacy and principles. It's indeed a big loss at a time like this. Let's be strong for our Leader Bishop Desmond Tutu. Akaninyene Obot Faculty of Agriculture, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka 2348063662407
Guest - Frederick Mawuli Deegbe on Thursday, 30 December 2021 16:54

Your legacy will live on through us in 2022 and beyond. Job well done Sir.

Your legacy will live on through us in 2022 and beyond. Job well done Sir.
Guest - ALPHA RAPHAEL MENSAH KUGBLEN on Thursday, 30 December 2021 17:32

I write to express my sincere condolence to you Dr. Jackie Chimhanzi and the entire leadership of AFLI for the sudden demise of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a mentor, a brave lion of the African empire and a humanist who poured his life for the service of his continent. Although he is no more with us, his legacy still lives on. With all the solid works and foot prints left behind, I pray AFLI make use of the opportunity to bounce back solidly. I believe in the saying legends don’t die, they go to rest. May His Soul Rest In Power.

I write to express my sincere condolence to you Dr. Jackie Chimhanzi and the entire leadership of AFLI for the sudden demise of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a mentor, a brave lion of the African empire and a humanist who poured his life for the service of his continent. Although he is no more with us, his legacy still lives on. With all the solid works and foot prints left behind, I pray AFLI make use of the opportunity to bounce back solidly. I believe in the saying legends don’t die, they go to rest. May His Soul Rest In Power.
Guest - Sannah Mokone on Friday, 31 December 2021 06:11

The Archbishop Desmond Tutu truly fulfilled his purpose in His generation and succeeding generations cotinue to benefit as a result. I am thankful for the blessing of his life, submission to the servant-leader paradigm, wisdom, courage and faithfulness to leaving the world better than what he found it. Truly the world is richer for his life and times, but Heaven is the richest for now receiving him.

The Archbishop Desmond Tutu truly fulfilled his purpose in His generation and succeeding generations cotinue to benefit as a result. I am thankful for the blessing of his life, submission to the servant-leader paradigm, wisdom, courage and faithfulness to leaving the world better than what he found it. Truly the world is richer for his life and times, but Heaven is the richest for now receiving him.
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