Archbishop Desmond Tutu in South Africa Hospital for Two Weeks

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)
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)

(BBC) – South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu is to spend the next two weeks in hospital, according to a family statement.

The Desmond and Leah Tutu Foundation said he was on a new course of antibiotics to treat an inflammation.

The 83-year-old Nobel peace laureate “is in good spirits and not in any pain,” the family said.

The first black archbishop of Cape Town played a vocal role opposing white-minority rule in South Africa.

This is his third stay in hospital in recent weeks.

He was previously treated for an infection resulting from his prostate cancer treatment.

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