Bishop Stephen Debunks Desmond Tutu’s Death Rumour

“The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation can confirm this is not true, it is fake news. @TheDesmondTutu, as well as Mrs. Leah Tutu, are still with us. Thank you,”

Bishop Stephen Debunks Desmond Tutu's Death Rumour - SurgeZirc SA
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The Anglican Bishop of Johannesburg, Bishop Stephen Moreo has debunked rumors of Desmond Tutu’s death, SurgeZirc SA reports.

Recall that earlier on Wednesday a tweet with the handle name of Bishop Stephen Moreo in a tweet announced the death of the Nobel Laurette.

The tweet reads; “ATTENTION. The Anglican Diocese of Johannesburg receives now the sad news of the death of our dearest Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

“The Most Reverend Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu dies at 90. Official note to be released soon.”

However, in a statement issued by Bishop Stephen on Wednesday, he stated that the news announcing Tutu’s death was false and malicious.

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“Social media reports circulating worldwide that quote the Anglican Bishop of Johannesburg, the Rt Revd Dr. Steve Moreo, as having said Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu had died, are false and malicious.

“The Diocese of Johannesburg decries the falsehood being spread on social media and asks people to respond with extreme caution to fake media reports such as this,” it stated.

Also reacting to the false news, the Desmond Tutu Foundation in a tweet branded the tweet announcing the demise of the anti-apartheid activist as fake news.

“The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation can confirm this is not true, it is fake news. @TheDesmondTutu, as well as Mrs. Leah Tutu, are still with us. Thank you,” the tweet read

Subsequent to the tweet, the foundation issued a statement vehemently condemning the fake news stating that Tutu was fully healthy and alive.

“The Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation outrightly condemns the false, irresponsible, mischievous news that has been circulated today about our Founder Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. Archbishop Tutu is firmly with us,” read the statement.

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