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Tears and songs rains at interfaith service hosted to honour the demise of Desmond Tutu

Desmond Tutu, a retired Anglican archbishop and a peace noble prize winner for his active role against racial injustice died on Sunday at the age of 90

An interfaith and musical memorial service to South Africa’s anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu had all in the country dancing in their seats on Wednesday as cape town paid a well-organized farewell to its first black Anglican archbishop

The colourful service at city hall for Tutu was attended by family members, friends and notable politicians of which many of them dressed in the purple outfit in honour of the Nobel Peace Laureate

The interfaith service began with the 1980 chart-topper “paradise road” which became the national anthem for the struggle against apartheid. The anthem was performed by barefooted South African singer, Zolani Mahola.

Tutu death was announced on Sunday after three months of his 90th birthday, thereby prompting tributes to come in from around the globe

Despite the restriction placed on public gatherings due to the Covid 19 outbreak, there were lots of different groups and events the occurred during the service starting from the South African Youth Choir and Guitarist Jonathan Butler and others follow suit

Mr Desmond Tutu coined the phrase “Rainbow Nation” at the start of South Africa’s democracy.

Prayers were offered from Christian, Buddhist, Jewish, Traditional Africans and Muslim leaders in South Africa to honour the death of Tutu

The interfaith service hosted also some notable musicians such as butler. A Cape Town-born musician whose music was widely played during the struggle to end apartheid in the country

Cheryl Carolus, another apartheid veteran member who was part of the struggle against apartheid attended the event as well and went on to use the opportunity to call on South Africans to never relent their effort in striving for a better democracy in the land. The ANC party member said: “Freedom is not a spectator sport; it needs to be hands-on… Tata (Tutu’s nickname), we will pick up your

“We give thanks for having 90 years of our father, almost against all odds. We know that he was not well over the last while, and that he, himself, was ready to go, and that he left us in peace”

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