Nobel winner Tutu admitted to hospital for tests
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former South African archbishop Desmond Tutu has been admitted to a Cape Town hospital for tests.
Tutu’s office said Thursday that the Nobel laureate is in good spirits and hopes to go home in a few days.
Tutu has been treated for prostate cancer for many years. He turns 87 on Oct. 7.
Last week, Tutu said in a statement that terminally ill people should have the right to a “dignified assisted death.”
The statement followed a murder charge against a local campaigner for the legalization of euthanasia.