Sad news for Tutu fans. Speculation had been rife that Nobel Peace Prize 1984 is about to announce his retirement from all public activities, at age 88, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 12/07/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being a religious figure isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a religious figure just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Saturday evening, #ThankYouDesmond was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.
“Desmond Tutu was unlike any other religious figure we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouDesmond”
— @universalObserver, 11 Jul 2020
“I thought Desmond Tutu retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 11 Jul 2020
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