Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been readmitted into hospital, just days after being discharged following three weeks of treatment for a recurring infection.
Tutu has been suffering from prostate cancer for several years.
The Nobel Laureate had been admitted to hospital in Cape Town on several occasions in recent months due to an unidentified recurring infection.
According to the 84-year-old’s family, he was being treated for a surgical wound which is showing “signs of infection.”
Tutu received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism in 1986 and the Pacem in Terris Award in 1987.
He also got the Sydney Peace Prize in 1999, the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2007 and South Africa Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.