South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop; Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu will be going in for a minor surgical procedure on Wednesday to find out what is causing the infection that has been dogging him for some time now.


Tutu family made a statement saying that in the meantime “the Arch”, as he is affectionately known, has continued to respond well to the treatment for the recurring infection.


Bishop Tutu who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid took himself to hospital for treatment in August.


The first black Archbishop of Cape Town had a long stay at the Hospital last year because of the prostate cancer and tuberculosis infection.

The family of the 84-year-old anti-apartheid stalwart said they were grateful to all those showing great concern and to those holding him in their daily prayers.


His wife, Leah Tutu, said more information on his condition would be shared when appropriate.