Tutu still in hospital, remains in high spirits

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu was admitted to a CT hospital with a persistent infection this week.

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 family said he remains in high spirits as he continues to receive treatment for a persistent infection.

Tutu was admitted to a Cape Town hospital this week.

His daughter Reverend Mpho Tutu, said her father's hospitalisation is not linked to his prostate cancer, which doctors are satisfied remains dormant.

She said her father, who is 83-years-old, will have to scale down on public appearances.

"Because his doctors are quite confident that they will be able to land on treatment for the infection, my anxiety levels are quite low. My mother gets anxious because she's his wife, it's different."

WATCH: Rev. Canon Mpho Tutu gave an update on her father's health on 16 July 2015, two days after he was admitted to hospital in Cape Town.