And from that moral high horse, the good Arch Bishop has lectured Sri Lanka a few times, about how it should conduct its internal affairs. But when a group of South Africans set upon a some others from a minority causing grievious harm exactly one year ago, the voice of the usually prominant freedom fighter was conspicuously absent in demanding action.
This made an interested someone write to the Arch Bishop. Following are the emails which passed between these two parties;
Sent: 27 May 2008 12:00 AM
Subject: Light 'em up, eh?
My dear Arch Bishop
The boys with the matches are at it again, and this time it is in your own back yard. And this time, they are your boys.
I thought of giving you a wake up call, since you, old chap, are rather fond of making lengthy and emotional speeches calling for action against those who commit horrific deeds targetting innocent victims. I didn't want you to miss out on this big one in your own back yard.
By the way, some vindictive people who still think South Africa should have remained under those horrible Aparthied folks say you'd never venture out to condemn and demand action when it is your own boys committing the horrible deeds. But dear Sir, I know they are saying such things out of the malice in their hearts. And I await breathlessly to hear you condemn the terrible deeds we just witnessed and call for the perpetrators to be taken to task without any further delay.
Please don't keep me waiting..
Kentucky , USA
..It evoked the following response from the office of the Arch Bishop
Dear Mr Tills
I acknowledge receipt of your letter. Thank you for expressing your opinion.
Personal Assistant to Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu
Postal address: Street address:
P O Box 1092 44 Frazzitta Business Park
Milnerton 7435 Koeberg Road , Milnerton 7441
Cape Town Cape Town
Tel: 0027 21 552 7524
Fax: 0027 21 552 7529
cell: 082 459 2731