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Tutu discharged from hospital

The Arch will finally be able to receive treatment in the comfort of his home.

Former South African President Mr FW De Klerk visited fellow Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu in hospital. Pitcure: Benny Gool/Oryx Media.

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

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond #Tutu has been discharged from hospital this morning. MM

Last week the arch's daughter said the family hoped he would be home by the end of this week.

The Arch will finally be able to receive treatment in the comfort of his home.

The anti-apartheid hero has been on a two-week course of intravenous treatment for an infection.

It is unclear whether he is well enough to receive oral medication or whether he will continue the IV treatment at home.

On Thursday, former president FW de Klerk visited Tutu in hospital.

Tutu told him he has been exercising daily and was spending more time sitting in a chair rather than lying in bed.

De Klerk say he was looking forward to seeing the fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureate on the dance floor at his 80th birthday party next year.

According to the foundation, Tutu replied by saying he does not feel up to dancing, but would pray for De Klerk on his birthday on the 18 March.

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