Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, affectionately called The Arch, and his wife Leah celebrated their sixtieth anniversary today. I’ve long admired his jovial, opinionated intervention in South African politics — both before apartheid ended and beyond.
The Arch is patron of Braai Day, what’s not to like and admire about that?
While serving on The New York Times’ Diversity & Inclusion committee I reached out to the Arch to ask whether he might be interested in recording a message to our company promoting a Braai Day event up in the cafeteria. He obliged, asking for some talking points, for tone and direction — and flattered me by reading my whole script, inserting a few of his own anecdotes and chuckles along the way.