Retired archbishop Tutu admitted to hospital

FILE - Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his part in fighting apartheid, speaks during a felicitation event for him in Dharmsala, India, in this Feb. 10, 2012 file photo. The 81-year-old,  formerly Anglican archbishop of Cape Town, has landed the 2013 Templeton Prize for his lifelong work in advancing spiritual principles such as love and forgiveness which have helped to liberate people around the world, organizers said Thursday, April 4 2013. Tutu will receive the prize at a ceremony at the Guildhall in London on May 21. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia, File)
FILE - Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his part in fighting apartheid, speaks during a felicitation event for him in Dharmsala, India, in this Feb. 10, 2012 file photo. The 81-year-old, formerly Anglican archbishop of Cape Town, has landed the 2013 Templeton Prize for his lifelong work in advancing spiritual principles such as love and forgiveness which have helped to liberate people around the world, organizers said Thursday, April 4 2013. Tutu will receive the prize at a ceremony at the Guildhall in London on May 21. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia, File)

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African foundation says retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has checked into a Cape Town hospital for treatment of a persistent infection.

The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation said the Nobel Peace Prize laureate will undergo tests to discover the cause of the infection.

The foundation says 81-year-old Tutu spent Wednesday morning in his office before going to the hospital and was in good spirits. It says the non-surgical treatment is expected to take five days.

Tutu was a vigorous campaigner against the system of white racist rule known as apartheid, which ended when democratic elections were held in 1994.

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