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Tutu to remain in hospital over next few days

The Arch was readmitted to a Cape Town medical facility for observation yesterday.

FILE. Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is back in hospital and will remain there over the next few days.

Tutu was readmitted to a Cape Town medical facility for observation on Tuesday.

Last Tuesday, Tutu was discharged from hospital and looked forward to resting and catching up on some cricket.

He'd undergone intensive antibiotic treatment after oral treatment for a persistent infection was ineffective.

Now the 83-year-old Nobel Peace Prize Laureate is back in medical care with doctors yet to decide on the next course of action.

His daughter Mpho confirmed his condition is not related to the prostate cancer he's been battling for over a decade.

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