King Letsie III (Left) and Mrs Leah Tutu (Right)
Photograph: Benny Gool (Oryx Media)


The Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu said today her father’s treatment was proceeding well, and both doctors and the family were very pleased with his progress.

She was speaking in Cape Town after King Letsie III of Lesotho visited Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu this morning in hospital.

“This good news is thanks to his dream team of doctors, the warm diligence of an exceptional nursing team, and the power of the prayers and well-wishes of so many people around the world. On behalf of my dad and family, I cannot thank you all enough,” Reverend Canon Tutu said.


Further updates on Archbishop Tutu’s health will be issued by the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation as appropriate.

Statement from the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation on 31 August 2015