By President Yoweri Museveni
On behalf of the Government & people of Uganda & indeed, on my own behalf, I wish to convey to you my dear brother @CyrilRamaphosa & through you to the family of the Late Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu our deepest condolences and sympathies as we mourn our liberation icon.
He will be remembered as one of the greatest and courageous leaders of South Africa, who came face to face with the apartheid regime demanding justice, freedom, and equality for the black people.
His contribution to struggles against injustice, racial discrimination, and intolerance led him to the leadership of the “Truth and Reconciliation Commission,” which task he undertook successfully.
We, therefore, commiserate with you, the bereaved family, and the people of South Africa for the loss of one of the greatest sons and liberators of Africa. May the Almighty God grant his soul eternal rest.
The writer is the President of the Republic of Uganda