Tutu invites Dalai Lama to birthday bash
By Khanyisa Tabata
29 August 2011
Another row is brewing over a planned visit to South Africa by the Dalai Lama.
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has invited the Tibetan spiritual leader to attend his 80th birthday party in Cape Town on the 7th of October.
But the South African government has in the past been reluctant to give the Buddhist leader a visa for fear of offending its ally the Chinese government.
China regards the Dalai Lama as a subversive because he campaigns for political autonomy for Tibet.