Retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu's has been admitted to a South African hospital, for the third time in recent months.

In a press briefing on Tuesday, Tutu's daughter Mpho Tutu said her father was hospitalized on Monday evening. She said he is being treated for inflammation, adding that it is not the same infection that Tutu had been treated for earlier.

Mpho Tutu added that doctors anticipate that her father will be home from hospital within a few days.

Tutu, 83, was hospitalized on July 28 for a week after a stay in hospital earlier in July.

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate has been treated for prostate cancer for many years. Earlier, Mpho Tutu said the cancer is under control.