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President Jacob Zuma has conveyed his good wishes to the country's Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu as he turns 85 today.
"Archbishop Emeritus Tutu has contributed immensely to the freedom and democratic dispensation we achieved as a country. He continues to inspire the nation and the world in the promotion of human rights, justice and the wellbeing of all especially the poor. We wish him a joyful birthday, good health and comfort and urge the nation to keep him and his family in their thoughts and prayers," said President Zuma.
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