●Dalai Lama Banned From Entering South Africa! Desmond speaks out

22Mar09

dalailama

If his holiness’s visa is refused, then I won’t take part in the coming 2010 World Cup-related peace conference. I will condemn government’s behaviour as disgraceful, in line with our country’s abysmal record at the United Nations Security Council, a total betrayal of our struggle history
Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Read more – IOL Sunday Tribune

So much for freedom of speech and association in South Africa
SA sucks up to China by refusing a visa to the Dalai Lama – who was going to take part in peace conference in JHB this Friday.

Shame on South Africa

The Mayor of  Cape Town was criticized for voicing her comments on corruption in the country – being told it will scare investors off

Not giving the Dalai Lama a visa is really going to spell it out to investors and the tourists – init
Grrrrrrrrrrrr
Spineless wimps – what happened to freedom of speech and association for all?

Who will be next?

STOP PRESS!
UPDATE – 1st APRIL [this might be an april fools thing?]

Buthelezi’s Dalai Lama application set for Thursday
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA Mar 31 2009 17:18

An urgent application by Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi to force the government to grant a visa to the Dalai Lama will take place in the Western Cape Division of the High Court on Thursday afternoon, Buthelezi’s advisor said on Tuesday.

http://www.mg.co.za/article/2009-03-31-buthelezis-dalai-lama-application-set-for-thursday

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