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South Africa’s Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu Leaves Hospital

Retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaks at the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaks at the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African foundation says retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has left a Cape Town hospital after receiving treatment there.

The foundation, named after Tutu and his wife Leah, said in a statement that the 83-year-old was released Friday morning after nearly three weeks.

His daughter, Mpho Tutu, had said he was hospitalized for treatment of an inflammation.

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