Opposition leader Allen Chastanet has paid tribute to the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who died Sunday at 90.
Chastanet had quoted Tutu in a Christmas Message to Saint Lucians.
“When I used Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s quote that ‘Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness’ in the opening of my 2021 Christmas message, I would never imagine that just a day later the world would be mourning his passing,” he stated.
“He was a hero to many, including myself,” Chastanet observed.
The former Saint Lucia Prime Minister said this was because of Tutu’s stance against apartheid, his moral courage and because he always stood on principle.
“Whether it be his advocacy on Human rights, climate change, poverty or peace, Desmond Tutu did his part to make South Africa and the wider world a better place. I am sure that the Almighty will welcome him with open arms and the words “Well done my good and faithful servant,”” Chastanet wrote.