Tutu aims to 'leave lasting legacy for peace'

The Granary building has been earmarked to house the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation.

FILE: Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu says he wants his foundation to leave a lasting legacy of peace for the advancement of democracy.

Tutu and Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille earlier detailed plans to house the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation in one of Cape Town's most historical buildings.

The centuries old Granary building in the CBD has been earmarked to house the foundation.

The decision however could take up to 18 months as it has to go through various processes including a public participation process.

If given the green light, the 203-year-old building will house the Nobel Peace Prize laureate's foundation and several other non-governmental organisations working to advance peace and democracy.

De Lille says it would be a great honour to celebrate Tutu's extraordinary legacy and afford him a prominent landmark in the Mother City.