Johannesburg, Sep 27 (AFP) South Africa’s retired archbishop and anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu was hospitalised in Cape Town on Thursday for “a series of tests”, his office said. Also Read - TPA vs TB Dream11 Team Prediction Super Basketball League: Captain, Vice-Captain And Fantasy Basketball Tips Taoyuan Pauian Archiland vs Taiwan Beer For Today's Match at 1:30 PM IST

“The Archbishop was in good spirits after settling into his ward. He hopes to be back home in a few days,” said a statement released by his office. Also Read - Jammu And Kashmir: Security Forces Foil Infiltration Attempt, Kill 9 Terrorists in 24 Hours

The Nobel Peace laureate who turns 87 in ten days, was last admitted to hospital in September 2016 when he underwent minor surgery. Also Read - Coronavirus: People Are Not Believing in WhatsApp Forwards But Still Not Taking Social Distancing Seriously

During that year, he was hospitalised four times for a persistent infection that his foundation said was a consequence of the prostate cancer treatment Tutu has been receiving for nearly two decades.

He was also hospitalised in 2015 over an infection, which was also a result of the prostate cancer treatment.

The much-loved former archbishop of Cape Town gained worldwide prominence for his strong opposition to white-minority rule in South Africa.

He won the Nobel Peace Price in 1984. (AFP) SMJ SMJ

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.