John Mahama Reacts To The Death Of Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Former Ghanaian president, John Dramani Mahama has reacted to the death of South African cleric, Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Desmond Tutu died at the age of 90 on December 26, 2021, in Cape Town, and in a recent post, the former Ghanaian head of state wrote;
“I have heard with sadness the passing of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a foremost son of our continent. He was an eminent leader of the Christian faith and a humanist whose calling in the service of humanity transcended religion. God calling him to rest during this sacred period of Christmas could only have been divinely scripted, with him having lived a full life, dedicated to God and humanity.
Desmond Tutu aside from being an uncompromising figure against apartheid in South Africa and all forms of injustice anywhere they occur, is also famously remembered for his saying: “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.”
While we all grieve his demise, we can keep his memory alive by offering to be the voice of the voiceless or the silenced just as he was, and not by keeping mute in the face of injustice. This way, the memories of him and many others like him, will never die but continue to live in our hearts and through our noble actions. May his soul rest well in eternity.”