The Most Revd Dr Desmond Tutu writes:
FURTHER to your obituary of the Rt Revd Keith Sutton (Gazette, 31 March), Bishop Keith was a remarkably comforting man. Learned and sensible, he had a sponge-like ability to absorb the anxieties of others.
In the 1980s, after the apartheid government declared a State of Emergency, the Archbishop of Canterbury sent Bishop Keith to support our anti-apartheid mission. People were being routinely tear-gassed, beaten, shot, detained, tortured, and maimed. There were funerals every week that attracted more security-force violence. Somehow, when one walked with Bishop Keith, one felt bulletproof.
Leah and I send our deepest condolences to his family and all who loved him. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.