Alex Boraine should have had official funeral: Tutu

File: Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu paid tribute to the late former vice-person of the TRC, Alex Boraine.

File: Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.

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CAPE TOWN - Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu feels that Alex Boraine should have been awarded an official funeral.

Tutu has paid tribute to the late former vice-chairperson of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission during his memorial service in Cape Town.

READ: Former TRC vice-chairperson Alex Boraine dies

He says the country owes Boraine a great debt of gratitude for his outstanding service.

"I'm afraid if people were giving congratulations and chose me to be the recipient, they were wrong," said Tutu.

"Very considerable credit must go to Alex and to the regional leaders, in JHB, KZN East London and in Cape Town."