DA wants reasons for Dalai Lama visa rejection

September 5, 2014 3:12 PM

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“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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