You do not want biblical exegesis every time you ask me a question, but I think I have to indicate to you that liberation, setting free, is a key concept of the Bible. The paradigmatic event in the Bible is the Exodus of setting free of a rabble slaves . . . we are participating in God's glorious movement of setting people free.'
In a desperate attempt to disrupt the anti-apartheid work of the South African Council of churches by hoping to uncover something illegal which they could pin to the organisation and its leaders, the South African government instituted a commission of enquiry into the SACC's workings in 1981. This was Tutu's response to a provocative question from the chief investigating officers about whether the SACC's work was concerned with the liberation struggle