Desmond Tutu Condemns ANC government and President
|Archbishop Desmond Tutu|
“You do not represent me; you represent only your own interests”. You are worse than the Apartheid government, At least it was expected from the Apartheid government
Tutu, speaking in response to the failure of SA government to provide a Visa for the Dalai Lama to visit
before the Dalai Lama decided to cancel his proposed visit to the country, likened the present ruling party to the Apartheid regime of the past. South Africa
|the Dalai Lama|
Bishop Tutu went on to warn the ANC government that the must remember why they were put into power. ‘Just as the people overthrew the Apartheid regime, and the Libyan People overthrew Muammar Gaddafi just recently, the people will overthrow you too.
Tutu further said.
has been considered by the world as a prime supporter of freedom for oppressed people everywhere. He further condemns government for failing to consider the oppression o the Tibetan people by South Africa . China
Tutu, who had invited the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader to his 80th birthday celebrations went on to warn the ANC;
"I am warning you, one day we will start praying for the defeat of the ANC (African National Congress) government. You are disgraceful. I want to warn you, you are behaving in a way that is totally at variance of the thing for which we stood."
"'I am warning you that we will pray and ... we will pray for the downfall of a government that misrepresents us."
& Desmond Tutu
In recent times Archbishop Tutu has become increasingly critical of the ANC led government of
. This latest condemnation however is his strongest criticism of the political leadership to date. Tutu left no doubt in anyone’s mind he is angered and disgusted with the behaviour of the leadership of the party and the government. South Africa
The Dalai Lama’s visit coincides with major trade negotiations under way between
. South Africa and China
In this correspondent’s opinion, all trade with
should be boycotted both at home and abroad, while the state continues with its repression of innocent people. China South Africa has little need for the cheap junk produced by what is no more than slave labour toiling under appalling conditions, while China has a greater need of ’s raw mineral, paper and other resources. South Africa