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#VoteNo campaign calls for South Africans to spoil ballots

Former African National Congress members call on citizens to protest corruption.

Under the slogan “Sidikewe! Vukani! Vote no!” (We’ve had enough! Wake up! Vote no!), more than one hundred veterans of South Africa’s ruling party are calling for citizens to protest at the ballot box. Former government ministers are leading the campaign, accusing President Jacob Zuma and ANC leaders of corruption and complacency. 

The ANC said the campaign is an insult to past efforts focused on strengthening democracy since apartheid ended 20 years ago. 

South Africa’s elections are May 7.