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28 March, 2009

Archbishop Tutu slams S. African Finance Minister

"I believe religious, social and political leaders throughout the world have a responsibility to ensure principles triumph over the obsession with money and power." - the Dalai Lama

Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has slammed both Finance Minister Trevor Manuel and the ANC government for their handling of the Dalai Lama affair.

Archbishop Tutu referred to Manuel's "belittling" comments about the Dalai Lama made at the University of Cape Town this week: "I'm ashamed of Trevor. I'm ashamed that he could reach so low."

In an exclusive interview with the Weekend Argus on Friday, Tutu said the government had "lost the plot" by letting the soccer peace conference, from which the Dalai Lama was barred, slip though its fingers. "Have you seen the publicity we've received? Leading articles in almost all the major newspapers in the world: We are dirt... people are disappointed."

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