'I won't vote for ANC': South Africa's Tutu
Published on May 10, 2013 6:06 PM
JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - Activist Desmond Tutu will not vote for South Africa's ruling African National Congress, which brought Mr Nelson Mandela to power exactly 19 years ago, the Nobel Peace laureate said in an article published on Friday.
Massive poverty, inequality and falling standards have cost the ANC the retired archbishop's support, he said in an opinion piece carried by the Mail & Guardian.
"I have over the years voted for the ANC, but I would very sadly not be able to vote for them after the way things have gone," the 81-year-old wrote.
"The ANC was very good at leading us in the struggle to be free from oppression," archbishop emeritus Tutu said of the party which won the first all-race elections.
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