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Desmond Tutu renews marriage vows

by Hannah Tooley

The couple marked their 60th wedding anniversary at Holy Cross Anglican Church in Orlando, western Soweto.

Desmond Tutu became well-known in the 1970s as an anti-apartheid campaigner who would walk into violent protests to preach peace.

He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 and raised awareness about the lives of ordinary South Africans.

Since the fall of apartheid in 1994, the segregation between blacks and whites, he has been spreading his message of peace around the world as well as leading South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Former South African President Thabo Mbeki and the widow of late South African leader Nelson Mandela, Graca Machel also joined in the celebrations, according to The Telegraph.

Since the fall of apartheid, he has spread his message of peace around the world including in the Middle East as well as leading South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission aimed at healing some of the wounds of the past.

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