Under half-a-million spoilt votes
Pretoria - Just under 500 000 votes were spoilt in the 2011 municipal elections, according to results released by the Independent Electoral Commission by 15:00 on Thursday.
Nationally, a total of 451 979 votes were spoilt, the majority of which were in the Eastern Cape and Gauteng.
Earlier, Cope acting deputy secretary-general Lyndall Shope-Mafole said those who did not vote in the municipal election, including former Cope co-founder Mbhazima Shilowa, should not complain about service delivery.
"Any citizen who waived their right and responsibility to vote does not care about the future of this country," she told Sapa.
"They have no right to complain when service delivery is not met."