Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis announced on Sunday that the City of Cape Town will light up Table Mountain and City Hall in purple in memory of the late Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.
Hill-Lewis said that starting from 8pm on Sunday night and every night this week, the City of Cape Town will light up Table Mountain and City Hall in purple – the colour that is so synonymous with the Arch. As our city mourns the passing of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Arch, we also want to celebrate the man who dedicated his life to making our country a more just, humane and peaceful place for all.
“As people here and around the world see Cape Town’s famous mountain lit up in purple, we hope it helps to remember and honour Cape Town’s greatest resident and all that he stood for,” Hill-Lewis said.
“I hope also that the image will be a reminder to the world of the great challenges South Africa has overcome, of the great people who helped us to overcome those challenges, and that by following in the Arch’s example, every one of us can also make a positive difference in the world.”
A couple placed flowers flowers at St George’s Cathedral. The couple prayed silently as the man wept. #DesmondTutu
They then entered a message in the condolence book. Video and picture: Tracey Adams/African News Agency (ANA) pic.twitter.com/XmTMoTyQIe
— Cape Argus (@TheCapeArgus) December 26, 2021
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