Swellendam honours Tutu

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has been made an honorary resident of Swellendam.

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu receives his honorary citizenship of Swellendam on 23 October 2013. Picture: Chanel September/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has been made an honorary resident of Swellendam.

The 82-year-old joins Nelson Mandela as an honorary citizen of the town.

Tutu smiled as his citizenship certificate was handed to him by the mayor.

The archbishop used the event to speak out against the gap between rich and poor in the county.

Tutu also asked for a minute of silence for murdered Bredasdorp teenager Anene Booysen, the Diepsloot cousins, Zandile and Yonalisa Mali, and 15-year-old Lee Adams who was killed in an alleged satanic killing in Cape Town.

He ended by saying there is something wrong with the soul of the nation that these murders have been allowed to happen.

To end off the day's festivities, Tutu was taken on a tour of the local museum.

A section of the main road has been closed for a street party.