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Sachs: Veterans may switch support

Albie Sachs is amazed people are no longer sure whether they will vote or who to vote for.

FILE: Albie Sachs. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Former Constitutional Court Judge Albie Sachs said he's amazed at the number of people who are no longer sure whether they will vote or who to vote for.

He said many of these people were part of the liberation struggle.

Sachs delivered the ninth Dullah Omar memorial lecture in Cape Town last night.

The former judge said people deeply involved in the struggle were considering spoiling their votes, switching support in protest or not voting at all.

According to him there is a sense of disenchantment with the ANC.

"The problem with a movement is that it gains a huge majority and loses itself."

Sachs said despair was the worst response but the Constitution allowed for people to speak out and to mobilise for change.