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Archbishop Desmond Tutu leaves hospital in time for wife’s birthday



South African anti -apartheid activist, Archbishop Desmond Tutu , has been discharged from hospital after spending about two weeks there , his office said on Friday.
He turned 87 , while undergoing tests , but will be home for the birthday of his wife , Leah Tutu , this weekend , the statement noted , thanking well – wishers .

The statement did not say what particular tests the archbishop , who was diagnosed with prostate cancer years ago , was undergoing .

He has been in the hospital several times in recent years and had been battling with prostate cancer , which he has lived with for more than 17 years .

Under apartheid , Tutu campaigned against white minority rule during the years that Nelson Mandela was imprisoned and was awarded the 1984 Nobel peace prize for his work .

( dpa / NAN )