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Zuma taken aback by 'vote no' campaign

2014-04-16 07:50

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma has described Ronnie Kasrils's spoil-your-ballot campaign as a "very funny thing", SABC radio news reported on Wednesday.

Zuma told the state broadcaster he hoped he would get an opportunity to talk to the former intelligence minister and African National Congress stalwart about the campaign he launched on Tuesday.

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

"He himself fought for the right for people to vote and people have got a right to vote in any other way. It’s a very funny view that he has. He was not just a comrade to me - he was a friend, but I think over the years he has drifted to some world that I don’t understand.

"Maybe at some point I'll have an opportunity to meet him  and engage him. He knows I can engage and I know he can engage as well," Zuma said.

The "Sidikiwe! Vukani! Vote Campaign" calls on South Africans to either vote for a minority party, or spoil their ballots.

"If the ANC were to lose three, four percent 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."

- Watch: Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge explains 'Vote No' campaign

- SAPA
Read more on: anc  |  jacob zuma  |  ronnie kasrils  |  elections 2014  |  politics

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