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Tutu is readmitted to hospital

His daughter Mpho Tutu says this latest hospitalisation is not related to the his cancer treatment.

FILE: Imam Dr Abdul Rashied Omar (Left) and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu listen to a speech made by Dennis Goldberg at a Jewish Voices event in Cape Town. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been readmitted to a hospital in Cape Town.

The Desmond and Tutu Legacy Foundation confirmed the Arch was re-admitted this afternoon after he expressed renewed discomfort.

His daughter Mpho Tutu says, once again, this latest hospitalisation is not related to his cancer treatment.

Tutu was discharged from hospital last week after a week-long stay in hospital.

The 83-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate was hospitalised to receive treatment for a 'persistent infection'.

Mpho says his doctors considered it prudent for him to return to hospital for observation.

She adds he'll have a few days of bed-rest while his medical team decide on the next course of action.

He is expected to stay in hospital until at least the weekend.

Tutu previously underwent treatment for a persistent infection two years ago.

He has been living with prostate cancer for the past 15 years.

Tutu retired from public life in 2010 but has kept speaking out on a range of issues, from Israel's Palestinian policies, to corruption among South Africa's political elite.