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More criticism for 'Vote No' campaign

More top ANC members have spoken out against the 'Vote No' campaign.

Former Intelligence Minister Ronnie Kasrils and Former Deputy Minister of Defence Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge launched the 'Vote No' campaign. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - ANC treasurer-general Zweli Mkhize says former Intelligence Minister Ronnie Kasrils' 'Vote No' campaign is 'misguided information' which goes against the country's Constitutional right to vote.

The campaign was launched on Tuesday and is led by Kasrils and former Deputy Health Minister Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge.

It calls on South Africans to boycott the ANC on 7 May, spoil their ballot papers or vote for smaller parties.

But Mkhize disagreed and said, "It's a misguided campaign because we fought so hard for people to be able to vote. We've encouraged people to go and vote because it's their fundamental right and should not be taken lightly."

Furthermore, Deputy Human Settlements Minister, Zou Kota-Fredericks, said she was angered by the campaign.

Kota-Fredericks said under no circumstances should South Africans be encouraged not to vote.

"The campaign is out of depth and incorrect and we allow people to do what they want because it's a democratic society."

Video: Vote No campaign launched.

Meanwhile, the South African Communist Party's Blade Nzimande described his former comrade as "a loser from the ANC's Polokwane conference who still holds grudges".

Nzimande lashed out at Kasrils, saying he had not been a member of the ANC since 2008 and therefore he can't be disgruntled.

"Kasrils never renewed his membership because he has grudges about what happened in Polokwane. He's a Polokwane griever."

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