Tutu to spend few more days in hospital

Desmond Tutu’s daughter says doctors are pleased with the progress of the antibiotic treatment.

FILE: 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 - The Desmond and Leah Tutu Foundation, says Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu will spend a few more days in hospital, after undergoing what's been described as a "small investigative procedure" last night to determine the status of the infection that had him admitted.

The Arch has been in and out of hospital for over two weeks for treatment of a persistent infection.

He was re-admitted to a Cape Town hospital on Tuesday just a few days after he'd been discharged.

Tutu's daughter Reverend Mpho Tutu says doctors are pleased with the progress of the antibiotic treatment.

She adds the Arch underwent a small investigative procedure to determine the status of the infection.

Mpho said the cancer is under control and adds the infection is as a result of previous treatment for her father's prostate cancer.

He will remain under observation in hospital for a few more days.

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.