DA wants reasons for Dalai Lama visa rejection

September 5, 2014 3:12 PM

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DA wants reasons for Dalai Lama visa rejection

“South Africa’s law allows for visas to be denied under very particular circumstances. The minister must indicate under exactly what legal reason she chose to deny the Dalai Lama a visa,” DA MP Stevens Mokgalapa said in a statement.

“On all the three past occasions, [the department] has been unwilling to explain to the nation and the rest of the world why it was that our democracy, which respects all cultures and creeds, would not allow a Nobel prize-winning religious figure into our country.”

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