From International Business Times: Archbishop Desmond Tutu says African National Congress government worse than apartheid regime over Dalai Lama visa flap. Tutu was outraged at the government’s refusal to stand up to China by approving a visa for his friend, the Dalai Lama.
Speaking to reporters in Cape Town, Tutu said the African National Congress-party dominated government of President Jacob Zuma is worse than the regimes under apartheid and that he prayed for the collapse of the ANC. The Dalai Lama had been invited to Tutu’s 80th birthday celebration this month, but the Pretoria government (for the second time) didn’t grant him a proper visa, raising suspicions that the Chinese government pressured South African officials.
Tough words coming from a man of God, but China has its tentacles all over Africa and I guess it’s hard to tell them no, whether it’s on principle or not. Shameful.