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ANC looks set to retain Tlokwe

The ANC is well ahead in Tlokwe having won 54.36% of the 84% already counted.

FILE: Tlokwe residents cast their ballots. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - At least 84% of the votes in Tlokwe have been counted and the African National Congress (ANC) looks set to retain the controversial municipality.

The ruling party leads with more than 50% of the votes while the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Economic Freedom Fighters have just over 28% and 8% respectively.

Tlokwe came under the spotlight following a Constitutional Court ruling ordering the inclusion of residents' addresses on the voters roll.

LISTEN: Zizi Kodwa on the performance of the ANC in the elections.

The ANC is well ahead in Tlokwe having won 54.36% of the 84% already counted while the DA looks set to be the official opposition in the area.

The votes are also going the ruling party's way in ward 26, where problems arose yesterday after residents complained about ballot boxes arriving suspiciously late at the IEC centre in Potchefstroom.

The Freedom Front Plus and Independent Candidates have also gained some ground on the three major parties winning 5.13% and 3% of the votes so far.