Media Statement

04 September 2014

Update on His Holiness The Dalai Lama's visa application

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation has received written confirmation from the office of His Holiness The Dalai Lama in India indicating that His Holiness has cancelled his planned visit to South Africa.

At the time of the receipt of the notification, the South African High Commission in New Delhi was still processing the visa application in line with due process relating to visa applications.

Following the cancellation of the planned visit by the office of His Holiness, the Department now considers the matter to be closed.

Enquiries: Mr Clayson Monyela, 082 884 5974

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