South Africa begins a week of mourning following the death of Desmond Tutu, who died on Boxing Day at the age of 90.
With our correspondent in Johannesburg, Claire Barclays
Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu Until his funeral is scheduled for Saturday the 1st, he will be honored throughout the week with numerous ceremonies across the countryThere is January. A large design device is planned to commemorate one of the leading figures in the “Rainbow Nation”.
The epidemic requires that the size of the meetings be drastically reduced to comply with government regulations. Only a hundred people will be able to attend the funeral on Saturday at St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town.
But there is no question that South Africans miss the moments of meditation and the best series of tributes. The current Archbishop of Cape Town invites all who wish to attend one of the weekly local festivals throughout the country. The first national tribute will be paid Wednesday in Pretoria.
To formally salute one of the last great men of the struggle against racism, flags will be flown at half-mast and the bells of St. George’s Cathedral will ring for ten minutes throughout the week. The famed Table Mountain and Cape Town’s Town Hall are adorned with purple lights every evening, matching the color of the Archbishop’s distinctive purple robe.
Finally, Cape Town residents will be able to greet Desmond Tutu last Friday because his body is in the cathedral’s serious church.