In South Africa Desmond Tutu fights infection in hospital

"We are confident that he will recover well from treatment and his doctors are also quite satisfied that his cancer remains dormant and well under control," Mpho told reporters.

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaks during a memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at Westminster Abbey in London March 3, 2014. REUTERS/John Stillwell/Pool play Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaks during a memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at Westminster Abbey in London March 3, 2014. REUTERS/John Stillwell/Pool
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Veteran South African anti-apartheid campaigner Desmond Tutu will remain in hospital for several more days to fight a persistent infection that is not related to his prostate cancer, his daughter Mpho said on Thursday.

Tutu, 83, who has been living with prostate cancer for 18 years, has been placed on a stronger course of intravenous antibiotics since being hospitalised in Cape Town on Tuesday, she added.

"We are confident that he will recover well from treatment and his doctors are also quite satisfied that his cancer remains dormant and well under control," Mpho told reporters.

The former Anglican archbishop of Cape Town often used the pulpit to criticise the oppressive apartheid regime.

He officially retired from public life in 2010, but has kept speaking out in a wide range of issues, from Israel's Palestinian policies to corruption among South Africa's political elite.

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