Archbishop Tutu to undergo surgery tomorrow

The renowned cleric has been hospitalised for nearly two weeks.

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 - Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is expected to undergo a minor operation tomorrow.

He's been in hospital for the past two weeks where he's receiving treatment for a recurring infection.

In a statement the Tutu family says the renowned cleric is responding well to treatment for a persistent infection.

Tutu will be undergoing a small surgical procedure tomorrow to address the root cause of the infection.

He was admitted to a Cape Town hospital about two weeks ago.

He also had been hospitalised last year due to a similar infection.