Tutu celebrates 82nd birthday on Monday

Tutu and his wife handed over a sports ground at a primary school in Cape Town.

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and his wife Nomalizo Leah Shenxane. Picture: Chanel September/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and his wife Leah have begun a series of community events as part of their birthday celebrations.

On Saturday the couple handed over a sports ground to the Marconi Beam Primary School in Cape Town.

Tutu, one of South Africa's most iconic men, will be celebrating his 82nd birthday on Monday 7 October 2013.

His wife will be celebrating hers seven days later, on the 14th.

Pupils at the primary school now have a secure sports ground after the Tutu's Legacy Foundation helped the principal secure the land.