Mbhazima Shilowa. (Werner Beukes, Sapa)
Cape Town - Former Gauteng premier Mbhazima Shilowa has come
out in support of the Vote No! Campaign launched recently by former
intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils and former deputy health minister Nozizwe
Madlala-Routledge, reports the Sunday Independent.
The "Sidikiwe! Vukani! Vote no!" campaign calls on
South Africans to either vote for a minority party, or spoil their ballots. It
was launched at the University of the Witwatersrand on Tuesday by Kasrils and
According to them, the ANC has allowed corruption, among
other vices, to flourish in the government.
The Sunday Independent reports that writing in the Eastern
Cape’s Daily Dispatch on Friday, Shilowa said their critics were implying they
should speak in whispers against the Marikana massacre, Nkandla and the
influence the Gupta family allegedly had on the ANC and President Jacob Zuma.
He said that both Kasrils and Madlala-Routledge commanded
respect for their roles in the struggle and the government, adding that neither
was treacherous or treasonous nor were they fools or idiots but concerned
citizens who chose to speak out.
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