Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Shame, Shame on the South African Government, again
So, the ruling ANC denies the Dalai Lama a visa to attend a Peace Conference on the grounds that it will disrupt the soccer tournament planning??! Please. Methinks this is an appeasement tactic to keep Chinese infrastructure investment projects coming. Desmond Tutu is appalled and throws his hands up in disgust (see photo). De Klerk is appalled. Madiba himself must be frothing in disgust. The economic investment role of China in Africa is tremendous; along with money comes political influence. South Africa's moral authority continues to be eroded by behaviour such as this.