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Winnie humbled by ANC win

The ANC stalwart says she doesn’t take for granted the overwhelming votes the ANC has received.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela visits the IEC's National Results Operations Centre in Pretoria on 9 May. Picture: Sebabatso Mosamo/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - African National Congress (ANC) stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela says the ANC does not take for granted the overwhelming votes it has received in the elections.

Madikizela-Mandela visited the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) results centre in Pretoria on Friday night to inspect the numbers.

She was wearing all black, as a sign of continued mourning for her late ex-husband, former President Nelson Mandela, and could not speak to the media directly.

But speaking through ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu, she said she was humbled that people had once again elected the ANC to govern South Africa.

"This confidence that our people have in the ANC is not misplaced and we are not taking it for granted. We will do everything in our power to change the lives of all South Africans."

The ANC won with 62.16 percent of the vote, the Democratic Alliance (DA) has 22.22 and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has 6.35 percent of the vote.

For a wrap of all our election coverage and more visit the EWN live blog.

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