RIP, Desmond

By Richard Mineards   |   January 18, 2022
Columnist Richard Mineards with the late Desmond Tutu

On a personal note, I remember Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist for racial justice and LGBTQ rights, who died at his home in Cape Town aged 90.

I met the Anglican Archbishop in 2011 at a reception at the beachfront Montecito home of the late Nancy Koppelman and found him unfailingly charming.

An uncompromising foe of apartheid, he worked tirelessly, though nonviolently, for its downfall.

A buoyant, blunt spoken clergyman of great charisma and faith.


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