Wednesday 23rd August 2017,
Soweto Gospel Fans

Desmond Tutu’s 80th birthday dance

Photo by: Nic Bothma / EPA

South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu energetically celebrated his 80th birthday at St. George’s Cathedral in Cape Town. As part of the festivities, Tutu was serenaded by U2’s Bono and danced with the Soweto Gospel Choir. The celebrations were timed to coincide with the launch of his biography “Tutu: The Authorized Portrait.” Fellow Nobel Peace Laureate, the Dalai Lama was invited to attend the ceremonies, but South Africa failed to issue him a visa in time.

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From the Great White North of Canada, Elaine is the owner and maintainer of SGF. Besides being a big-time Soweto Gospel Choir fan, she is passionate about world travel, technology, all sports and above all the great mangosteen fruit. Oh, and she can't sing to save her life...one love! :)

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