Desmond Tutu out of hospital

Tutu has been receiving treatment at an undisclosed Cape Town hospital for several days.

Former President Thabo Mbeki visited Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu at a Cape Town hospital last month. Picture: Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation/Oryx Media.

CAPE TOWN - Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has been discharged from hospital.

The Nobel Peace Laureate was re-admitted several days back to a Cape Town medical facility.

Tutu has been receiving treatment at an undisclosed Cape Town hospital for several days.

He was being treated for a persistent infection.

The infection was a consequence of treatment for prostate cancer.

In a statement released today his daughter Mpho says he will continue his recovery at home.

The Tutu family has once again expressed its deep gratitude for the support it's been getting.

TUTU ENDORSES UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE IN SOUTH AFRICA

Meanwhile, Tutu has expressed his support for Universal Health Care in South Africa following another stint in a Cape Town hospital.

Tutu today told Health Minister Doctor Aaron Motsoaledi while he has had the privilege of first-class medical treatment, many South Africans don't even have access to decent health care.

Motsoaledi visited the Arch this morning just before the anti-apartheid icon was discharged.

Tutu took the opportunity to express his support for National Health Insurance (NHI).

The Health department believes NHI will ensure all citizens get access to quality healthcare.

Mpho says her father will continue his recovery at home.