A retrospective study into the life of Desmond Tutu leaves you with three important life’s lessons; the first lesson is drawn from the work of Dr. King’ori and states, if you have to tell the Truth, make it funny. Second lesson is dedicated to fellow Counsellors, it is not in vain that in your service you’re touched by the infirmities of others and you go out of the way to help. The third lesson goes to the church, be involved in the big picture when it comes to fighting injustices.
A moment of silence for Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The man who stood tall head and shoulders in making this world a better place.
For the folks who don’t know Tutu, he was South African martin Luther King and he played a key role in levelling up against the tides of apartheid.
With Mandela in jail. It was left for Tutu and others to campaign for change and while he didn’t want to define his purpose in political terms, he fought for justice, freedom, democracy and dignity of South Africans without watering his church clergy title.
His infectious laughter and witty critiques remains vivid in the minds of those who heard him talk. “Be nice to the whites, they need you to rediscover their humanity” he once remarked. He called Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe a “cartoon figure” who had turned his country into a “basket case” and criticised South Africa for being too soft on him. In 2008, he joined the few uninvited guests to come to Kenya in bid to lessen the effects of Post election violence. Perhaps that’s why we celebrate the life of the Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s Moral Compasss.