South Africa's Tutu undergoes successful surgery to treat infections

September 7, 2016 4:54 PM

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South Africa's Tutu undergoes successful surgery to treat infections

CAPE TOWN South African cleric and anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu has had successful surgery to treat recurring infections that have afflicted him for more than a year, his family said on Wednesday.

The 84-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner has struggled with ill health in recent years, but his family has not said whether his current ailment is related to the prostate cancer Tutu has battled with for nearly two decades.

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