Tutu's hospitalisation not related to prostate cancer

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has been admitted to hospital with a persistent infection.

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu enjoys his 60th wedding anniversary celebrations at St George's Cathedral in Cape Town on 2 July 2015. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu's daughter Mpho has confirmed her father's hospitalisation is not related to prostate cancer.

The 83-year-old has been admitted to a medical facility in Cape Town with a persistent infection.

In December last year, Tutu cancelled his travel plans as he had started a new course of treatment to manage the prostate cancer he has been living with for the past 15 years.

Mpho Tutu said her father is doing fine.

The Nobel Peace Laureate and honorary member of the Elders is widely regarded as 'South Africa's moral conscience'.

He and his wife, Leah celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary earlier this month by renewing their vows.

It was their most recent public appearance.

WATCH: Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and his wife Leah renewed their vows as part of their 60th wedding anniversary celebrations.

Officially retired, Tutu continues to weighs in on current issues.

He recently criticised government for allowing indicted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir into the country, saying it 'spoke volumes about South Africa's moral fabric' as the Dalai Lama was denied entry three times.