COPE and IFP call for an investigation into Dalai Lama visa
17 October 2011
The Congress of the People and the Inkatha Freedom Party have jointly launched an application in the Cape High Court.
Both parties are challenging the legality of government’s failure to issue the Dalai Lama with a travel visa.
Cope president Mosiuoa Lekota and IFP president Mangosuthu Buthelezi say an investigation into the matter has to take place.
The Tibetan spiritual leader had been invited to attend the 80th birthday celebrations of his close friend, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu earlier this month.