Kasrils did not spoil vote

Johannesburg - Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils did not spoil his vote in South Africa's fifth general elections, City Press reported on Thursday.

“I voted for two parties, nationally and provincially, but not the ANC or the DA,” he was quoted as saying.

ANC veteran Ronnie Kasrils outside the polling station in Parkhurst, Joburg. Picture: Dumisani Dube. Credit: INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS

Kasrils told the paper he supported two smaller parties that he felt could provide the change he wanted to see in the country.

“Because I'm not voting ANC or DA, I want to see some smaller parties entering the provincial or the national (government) and speaking up against corruption, for better government, for service to the people and for accountability,” he was quoted as saying.

Kasrils and former deputy health minister Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge launched the “Sidikiwe! Vukani! Vote No” campaign in April. They called on South Africans to either vote for a minority party, or spoil their ballots.