ANC slams IFP and Cope over Daila Lama court application
By Khanyisa Tabata
19 October 2011
The ANC has slammed as astonishing silliness the IFP and Cope’s application for an order to declare the government's handling of the Dalai Lama's visa request unlawful.
In their application in the Western Cape High Court, the two parties said they wanted to force the government to treat future applications by the Tibetan spiritual leader fairly.
But the ANC’s Parliamentary caucus has dismissed the move as a bizarre publicity tactic.
IFP MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini said it was necessary to go to court because Parliament has no teeth in holding the executive to account.