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Cape Town honours Tutu

Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 00:45

Crowds march through Cape Town to honour South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his wife on Reconciliation Day. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION People marched through downtown Cape Town on Wednesday (December 16) to honour Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his wife, Leah, on Reconciliation Day. Crowds held a "purple march" in honour of the two stalwarts for their work in promoting peace, reconciliation and equality in the country. The anti-apartheid cleric and Nobel peace laureate, 84, retired from public life in 2010 but has continued speaking out on a range of issues including corruption among South Africa's political elite. Marchers, holding placards supporting Tutu and some showing opposition to President Jacob Zuma, cheered as Tutu appeared on stage with his wife Leah and the Mayor of Cape Town. The march was led by Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille, Tutu's daughter the Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu and other faith leaders. "And today when we march for the Arch, we march not only against what we don't want but for that vision that the Arch set before us all those years ago," Mpho Tutu told the crowd. Hundreds turned out for the march which ended at the Cape Town Stadium forecourt.

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Cape Town honours Tutu

Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 00:45