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Vote counting heads into the final stretch

At 8am, the ANC had 54,2% of the vote, the DA 26,5% and EFF 7,9% nationally, with 91% of the votes counted.

Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

At 8:00am, vote-counting was at 91%, according the commission's website.

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The DA is, however, leading in the Tshwane metro at the moment with 43,49%. The ANC is following closely behind with 41,91% and the EFF at 10,57%.

The DA in the Western Cape will retain control of the province, but will have to negotiate political partnerships in hung councils.

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Other parties have just over three percent in the Western Cape.

In the Northern Cape, the ruling party now holds 58,26% of the vote, the DA 24,85% and the EFF 8,6%.

And in the Free State, where 99% of vote-counting has been completed, the ANC has 61,65%, the DA 20,33% and the EFF is at 9,62%.