Grenada’s Prime Minister Recalls Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s Strength Of Character

PR  I would forever remember the strength of character he displayed  in molding South African society after the end of apartheid. Had it not been for his strength  of character, and that of the late Nelson Mandela, what unfolded in the post-apartheid era  could have been far different.” 

The words of Prime Minister, Dr. the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell as he reflected on  the life of Archbishop Desmond Tutu who died on December 26. 

Dr. Mitchell met the Archbishop during his visit to Grenada in 2004 and was part of a tree planting ceremony at the Sir Eric Matthew Gairy Botanical Gardens. 

In his remarks during that ceremony, the Prime Minister said, “We have much to learn  from Archbishop Tutu who has demonstrated that embracing peace requires a strong will  and unwavering faith.” 

Now years later as he recalled that occasion, the Prime Minister said, “The Archbishop’s visit was a memorable one and he shared many stories which heightened my respect for  him and the significant role he played in ensuring that South African society did not erupt  into chaos. He demonstrated great strength of character and I admired that. He was a  champion for peace and racial justice and advocated always for what was right. The world  has lost a great man.”