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South Africa's Nobel-winning archbishop Desmond Tutu readmitted to hospital

  • Reverend Mpho Tutu, the daughter of retired South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, speaks to media during a press briefing in Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. Tutu is back in a hospital for the third time in recent months. Tutu's daughter says her father is being treated for inflammation, and not for the same infection he had earlier. The 83-year-old old Tutu was hospitalized twice in July. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate has been treated for prostate cancer for many years, but his daughter says the cancer is under control. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

    Reverend Mpho Tutu, the daughter of retired South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, speaks to media during a press briefing in Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. Tutu is back in a hospital for the third time in recent months. Tutu's daughter says her father is being treated for inflammation, and not for the same infection he had earlier. The 83-year-old old Tutu was hospitalized twice in July. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate has been treated for prostate cancer for many years, but his daughter says the cancer is under control. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)  (The Associated Press)

  • Reverend Mpho Tutu, the daughter of retired South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, gestures during a press briefing in Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. Tutu is back in a hospital for the third time in recent months. Tutu's daughter says her father is being treated for inflammation, and not for the same infection he had earlier. The 83-year-old old Tutu was hospitalized twice in July. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate has been treated for prostate cancer for many years, but his daughter says the cancer is under control. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

    Reverend Mpho Tutu, the daughter of retired South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, gestures during a press briefing in Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. Tutu is back in a hospital for the third time in recent months. Tutu's daughter says her father is being treated for inflammation, and not for the same infection he had earlier. The 83-year-old old Tutu was hospitalized twice in July. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate has been treated for prostate cancer for many years, but his daughter says the cancer is under control. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)  (The Associated Press)

  • Reverend Mpho Tutu, the daughter of retired South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, speaks to the media during a press briefing  as a book, right, written by Desmond Tutu, is displayed on a bookshelf  in Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. Tutu is back in a hospital for the third time in recent months. Tutu's daughter says her father is being treated for inflammation, and not for the same infection he had earlier. The 83-year-old old Tutu was hospitalized twice in July. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate has been treated for prostate cancer for many years, but his daughter says the cancer is under control. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

    Reverend Mpho Tutu, the daughter of retired South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, speaks to the media during a press briefing as a book, right, written by Desmond Tutu, is displayed on a bookshelf in Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. Tutu is back in a hospital for the third time in recent months. Tutu's daughter says her father is being treated for inflammation, and not for the same infection he had earlier. The 83-year-old old Tutu was hospitalized twice in July. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate has been treated for prostate cancer for many years, but his daughter says the cancer is under control. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)  (The Associated Press)

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.