‘Vote No’ campaign a ‘very funny thing’ – Jacob Zuma

2014-04-16 08:16

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President Jacob Zuma has described Ronnie Kasrils’ spoil-your-ballot campaign as a “very funny thing”.

Zuma told SABC radio news he hoped he would get an opportunity to talk to the former intelligence minister and ANC stalwart about the campaign he launched yesterday.

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Zuma said the ANC, including Kasrils, had fought hard for the right to vote.

“It’s a very funny thing ... he [Kasrils] was not just a comrade, he was a friend.

“Maybe at some point we will have an opportunity to meet him and engage him,” said Zuma.

The campaign calls on South Africans to either vote for a minority party or spoil their ballots.

“If the ANC were to lose 3% or 4% in this election, they’ll still be in power, nothing will stop that,” Kasrils told reporters at the launch at Wits University in Johannesburg.

“But what that signals ... is that, my God you guys [ANC] better wake up ... you’re not going to last for five years, you’re losing more and more respect.”


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