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Tutu’s daughter recalls day he saved man from being burned alive by angry mob

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By Sisipho Skweyiya and Wendell Roelf CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – As South Africans celebrate the life of anti-apartheid hero Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who died on Sunday, his daughter Nontombi Naomi Tutu recalls the day her father stepped in to save a young man from being burned alive by an angry mob as one of her proudest memories. In 1985, the country was in a state of emergency as banned liberation parties, including the now ruling African National Congress, sought to ratchet up political pressure and overthrow white-minority rule. At a funeral in July of that year on the outskirts of Johannesbur…

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