'SA's democracy has regressed'

Disillusioned ANC stalwarts have urged South Africans to spoil their votes in the upcoming elections.

Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Disillusioned ANC stalwarts say South Africa's democracy has regressed.

Former deputy Health Minister Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge and former Intelligence Minister Ronnie Kasrils are urging South Africans to spoil their votes at the upcoming elections.

Their 'Vote No' campaign will be officially launched at the University of the Witwatersrand tomorrow.

Madlala-Routledge said the campaign was in protest against corruption and government policies.

"We feel disillusioned under the ANC leadership. So we are saying people can take their ballot paper and right the word 'No' across it."