The coffin of Archbishop Desmond Tutu during the state funeral at St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town, South Africa on January 1. Photo: Reuters
The coffin of Archbishop Desmond Tutu during the state funeral at St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town, South Africa on January 1. Photo: Reuters

Desmond Tutu to be cremated by environmentally friendly method ‘aquamation’

  • Aquamation, or ‘alkaline hydrolysis’, consists of cremation by water rather than fire
  • Tutu, who died on December 26 aged 90, was known for his modest lifestyle. He left instructions that his funeral ceremony should be simple and without frills

Topic |   South Africa
The coffin of Archbishop Desmond Tutu during the state funeral at St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town, South Africa on January 1. Photo: Reuters
The coffin of Archbishop Desmond Tutu during the state funeral at St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town, South Africa on January 1. Photo: Reuters
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