Anti-Apartheid crusader and peace activist Desmond Tutu checked into a Cape Town hospital today for treatment of an ongoing infection.
"Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has checked into a Cape Town hospital for the treatment of a persistent infection and to undergo tests to discover the underlying cause," his foundation said in a statement.
The 81-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner spent the morning in his office before going to the hospital, where the non-surgical treatment is expected to take five days.
Tutu was treated for prostate cancer in 1997.
Tutu is scheduled to travel to London in May to receive the $1.7 million Templeton Prize for his “lifelong work in advancing spiritual principles," Asianet reported.