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Tutu’s natural habitat in the 1980s was in the midst of the great stand-off between an increasingly angry young black population and the brutal white-led security forces
During a tense meeting with the mulish racial ideologue President P. W. Botha in 1988, Archbishop Desmond Tutu watched as the head of state began to lose his temper.
Then the president began to wag his finger at South Africa’s most senior churchman. Tutu, never one to dodge a confrontation and ever conscious that he was a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, reared up in his chair.
‘Don’t think you’re talking to a small boy!’ he spat out at Botha, abandoning all restraint.
At night, Tutu spoke to international television anchors about the shocking events in South Africa and why their governments must impose sanctions to force Nelson Mandela’s release from prison
In 1984 Tutu posed with his wife Leah (right) after he was announced as Nobel Peace Prize recipient.
After his death in Cape Town aged 90, the Queen led tributes, describing him as a ‘tireless champion’ for human rights