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A week of memorial services has been planned to pay tribute to Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

The 90-year-old anti-apartheid veteran died at the Oasis Frail Care Centre in Cape Town on Boxing Day.

His funeral is set to take place in Cape Town on Saturday 1 January but plans are still in their “infancy”, a statement from the Archbishop Tutu IP Trust and the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation said.

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What will the week of memorial services include?

From 27 to 31 December, the bells of St George’s Cathedral in South Africa’s capital will ring for 10 minutes starting at midday in tribute to Mr Tutu, with Archbishop Thabo Makgoba asking all those who hear it to pause and…



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