#Elections2014: Parties confident of results

The ANC’s Cyril Ramaphosa says he’s not worried about the outcome of the election.

ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa with Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau out in Soweto to cast their votes. Picture: Thando Kubheka/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Political parties are confident they've done well in these elections.

On Wednesday the country went to the polls, casting their ballots in South Africa's fifth democratic election.

Watch: Thousands queue to vote

Parties including the African National Congress (ANC) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) say the results will speak for themselves.

ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said he's not worried about the outcome, adding South Africans have confidence in the ruling party.

Ramaphosa cast his ballot in Chiawelo in Soweto on Wednesday.

ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa with Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau out in Soweto to cast their votes. Picture: Thando Kubheka/EWN.

He said, "There is no nervousness. Actually, I can smell victory. Victory is at hand and victory is certain. I am sure about that."

The EFF's Dali Mpofu, who is the party's Gauteng premier candidate, said everything went well and their campaign will pay off.

"I am quite confident about that."

Meanwhile, the ANC in the Western Cape said it hoped to thrash the Democratic Alliance (DA) in the province's rural, black and coloured communities.

In 2009, the DA took control of the province from the ANC.

But the party's Western Cape leader Marius Fransman said the ANC has worked hard over the past five years, to turn itself around.

"We were able to go toe-to-toe with the DA. They said they were going to get 60 percent in the Western Cape, we now know it's impossible them to even get 50 percent. Therefore what they must do is defend what's theirs and we will take it over."

Watch: Politicians vote