A funeral mass for South African anti-apartheid campaigner Archbishop Desmond Tutu is being held at the Anglican cathedral in Cape Town.

The Nobel Peace Prize winner whose death came as a shock to many people, prompting an outpouring of grief among South Africans, died last Sunday at the age of 90 years.

While the funeral takes place, Tutu will be remembered for his role in ending the racist regime in South Africa,

In honour of the great man, a huge number of people have paid their respects at St George’s Cathedral where his body has been lying in state in a simple casket.

Tutu also played a massive role as a force behind the movement to end the policy of racial segregation and discrimination enforced by the white minority government against the black majority in South Africa from 1948 until 1991.

In reaction to the funeral, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the main eulogy at the official state funeral on Saturday.

Due to the severe spread of COVID globally, only 100 people are allowed to attend.