The South African activist was discharged from a medical centre on Friday (04Sep15) following his third hospital stay in less than two months.

The 83 year old has been battling an infection stemming from his 18-year battle with prostate cancer, as well as another complication, believed to be a bout of inflammation, but he is now said to be on the road to recovery.

In a statement, the former archbishop's daughter Mpho Tutu says, "The love, prayers and good wishes expressed by people around the world had been just as important as the medical attention in aiding the arch's recovery."