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.