‘Kasrils has issue with Jacob Zuma’
MK veterans say Ronnie Kasrils and the 'Vote No' campaign are trying to destroy the ANC.
JOHANNESBURG - The Umkhonto We Sizwe (MK) Veterans Association is the latest group to lash out at struggle stalwart Ronnie Kasrils and the 'Vote No' campaign.
The campaign calls on South Africans to spoil their ballots next month or vote for smaller parties in protest against ANC corruption.
The campaign was launched on Tuesday and is led by Kasrils and former Deputy Health Minister Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge.
The MK veterans believe Kasrils and his team are trying to destroy the ANC because the former minister has an issue with President Jacob Zuma.
National chairperson Kebby Maphatsoe says they will defend both Zuma and Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) chair Pansy Tlakula.
"It shows that our enemies are aware they are going to lose the elections and that is why we are calling on all of our members of Umkhonto We Sizwe, to come out of retirement and defend against this revolution."
The association has also accused Kasrils of being involved in the decision to lay rape charges against Zuma.
The veterans claim Kasrils gave instructions to the woman who accused Zuma of raping her in 2005 and that is has evidence he was behind the rape charges.