Tutu to remain under observation

Doctors are pleased with his progress, but it's unclear when the Arch will be discharged.

FILE: Tutus family have reassured the public that his current ailment is not linked to prostate cancer. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu will remain under observation in hospital for a few more days.

The Nobel Peace Prize Laureate is being treated at an undisclosed Cape Town hospital after being readmitted last week.

The 83-year-old has been hospitalised twice in less than two weeks with a persistent infection.

His daughter Mpho says her father underwent a procedure over the weekend to determine the nature of the infection.

She says doctors are pleased with the progress of the antibiotic treatment.

Last week, Mpho announced her father would spend a few days in hospital, at least until the weekend.

It's unclear when the Archbishop would be discharged from hospital.

The Tutu family has thanked South Africans for their support during the Archbishop's stay in hospital.

Tutu has received numerous messages of support including one from President Jacob Zuma, in which he urged South Africans to keep Tutu in their prayers.