Tutu spends final day in hospital

Desmond Tutu undergoes his last day of a five-day treatment programme for an infection.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu with members of staff at the offices of the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation on 24 April, 2013. Picture: Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation by Oryx Media.

CAPE TOWN - Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, is expected to spend his last day in hospital on Monday after he was admitted last week due to an infection.

The 81-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate is being treated at a Cape Town hospital.

He has been there since Wednesday last week.

Tutu's spokesperson Roger Friedman said the Archbishop was admitted for a five-day treatment programme, which is expected to be over by Monday.

Tutu's foundation on Thursday last week said the infection he suffered was an ongoing one.

The Archbishop, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer some years ago, received well wishes for a speedy recovery from people across the country.

The Nobel Peace Prize winner is known around the world for his active campaigning against poverty, HIV/Aids and racism.

It is not clear which part of his body is affected.