May I on behalf of the entire students movement in Africa under the auspices of the All-Africa Students Union mourn the demise of the quintessential anti-apartheid icon of the human rights struggle in South Africa, a Statesman of pan-African relevance, Archbishop emeritus of the Anglican Communion and Nobel Laureate – Archbishop Desmond Tutu who passed at Christmas.

His life’s legacies has no doubt impacted immensely in shaping various spheres of the African Society and theologically, he sought to fuse ideas from black theology with African theology.

His demise will indeed further underscore the need for younger African Leaders to seek to fill the shoes of the revolutionary generation that placed Africa first in their lifetime, they’re fast all joining their ancestors.

Finally, we commiserate with the The Tutu family, the Government and Peoples of South Africa, the South Africa Union of Students (SAUS), the South African Students Congress and indeed all of us Africans at home and diaspora.

May his legendary Soul Rest in God’s Peace.

Yours always,

President, All-Africa Students Union (AASU)


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