I was at home in Cape Town when the news of the passing of Archbishop Desmond Tutu broke out, it was on the 26th of December 2021. I had always hoped that one day I could by some chance meet the Arch through work or some divine path connection. But alas, here we were with the news heavy in the air. I kept close attention to the details surrounding his passing and any details about paying your last respect to him.
A memorial was held on the 29th of December at the Cape Town City Hall. I attended and below are scenes from that Thursday evening, the only real media access I had was with everyone else on the parade which is always cool.