South Africa has denied the Dalai Lama a visa to attend a peace conference linked to the 2010 Football World Cup, which the country is hosting.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu has pulled out of the meeting in protest and branded the decision "disgraceful".
A government spokesman has denied suggestions that the ban was a result of Chinese pressure.
He said he did not want anything to distract from South Africa's hosting of the World Cup.
So FUCKING what?
Not everything the Dalai Lama does is about Tibet..