Madlala-Routledge votes 'tactically'

The Vote No campaigner says she has voted for two smaller parties and not the ANC or DA.

The Vote No campaign's Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge outside a voting station in Cape Town. Picture: Graeme Raubenheimer/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge, one of the leaders of the controversial Vote No campaign, made her mark in Sea Point today and told Eyewitness News she was voting 'tactically'.

Madlala-Routledge, along with another former cabinet member, Ronnie Kasrils launched the controversial campaign in April.

The struggle veteran told Eyewitness News she would be voting for two smaller parties and definitely not the ANC nor the DA.

The campaign called on South Africans to vote for smaller parties or to spoil their ballots.

Standing outside her voting station at Sea Point High School, Madlala-Routledge said the ANC had become too arrogant.

"I think the ANC has to be woken up. The ANC has to realise that even though we supported it and struggled for the rights that we have today, the ANC no longer represents those rights."

She also said she was very excited about seeing young people vote for the very first time in what she believed was the most important election since 1994.

Meanwhile, 'quick', 'easy' and 'fantastic' are among the words uttered by voters exiting the station at Rhodes High School in Little Mowbray today.

IEC officials sid at least 300 of the more than 1,500 people registered to vote at the station had already cast their ballots.

Voters in their South African colours express their excitement as they wait to make their mark in Rondebosch, Cape Town. Picture: Carmel Loggenberg/EWN.

One woman, proudly wearing an ANC T-shirt with Jacob Zuma's face on it, said her vote was no secret.

She said that even though she hailed from the Northern Cape, it was the third time she was voting at this polling station.

But another ANC representative told Eyewitness News that looking around him today, his party would do well in this particular constituency.

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