Vote counting in the 2019 South African National and Provincial Elections has reached the final stages with the Independent Electoral Commission’s (IEC) vote capturing process at 99.81%, shortly after 07h40.
According to the leader board at the commission’s national Results Operation Centre (ROC) in Pretoria, not only was the vote capturing process at 99.81% but valid votes cast had exceeded the 17 million mark.
A total of 26.7 million South Africans had registered to vote in the country’s sixth National and Provincial Elections. On Saturday morning, there had been 17 338 063 valid votes cast.
As at 07h40, a total 22 881 out of a total 22 925 voting districts had completed counting and the leader board showed that the African National Congress (ANC) had garnered 9 975 089 votes while the Democratic Alliance (DA) was sitting at 3 609 081 votes and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) at 1 866 980 in the national results so far.
These are the three parties that are leading in the race for national government.
However, other political parties have made their mark on the leader board with the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) garnering 587 502 of the votes so far, followed by the Freedom Front Plus (VF Plus) at 413 555 and the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) at 145 796.