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South African retired archbishop Desmond Tutu leaves hospital after treatment for infection

In this photo provided by Oryx Media shows retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu, praying in his hospital bed in Cape Town, South Africa Tuesday Aug. 4, 2015. Tutu left the hospital after being treated for an infection there since last month, his foundation said.  (Benny Gool/Oryx Media via AP) CREDIT MANDATORY

In this photo provided by Oryx Media shows retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu, praying in his hospital bed in Cape Town, South Africa Tuesday Aug. 4, 2015. Tutu left the hospital after being treated for an infection there since last month, his foundation said. (Benny Gool/Oryx Media via AP) CREDIT MANDATORY  (The Associated Press)

A South African foundation says retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has left a Cape Town hospital after being treated for an infection there since last month.

The foundation said Tuesday that 83-year-old Tutu will continue his recovery at home and that the infection was the result of treatment for prostate cancer that he has received over the past 18 years.

The foundation, which is named after Tutu and his wife Leah, quoted Mpho Tutu, a daughter of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, as saying the cancer was under control.

Tutu has spent about two weeks in two separate stays in the hospital since last month.

Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for campaigning against apartheid.