Archbishop Desmond Tutu remains adamant that ANC president Jacob Zuma should have faced his charges in a court of law.
Speaking outside the polling station at Milnerton library yesterday, Tutu said, "It would have been a great deal better for us, for Mr Zuma, for our country, had he gone through a legal process.
"He should have faced the charges in a court of law and they should not have dropped them in the fashion that they have."
Tutu declined to disclose who he had voted for but said he had voted with his heart, although his head had told him differently.
"For many people it's no longer a foregone thing that most people would vote ANC," he said.
lTutu signed a petition that appeared in national newspapers yesterday, calling for "a new beginning based on the fundamental principles of human rights, democracy, prioritisation of the needs of the poor, and equality before the law".
The petition, drawn up by the Social Justice Coalition, slammed the "premature release" of Schabir Shaik, the rejection of the Dalai Lama's visa and political interference in the National Prosecuting Authority. - Sapa