Vote counting continues, ANC leads the pack with almost 57% of votes

The IEC said by 10pm there should be a clear picture of which parties had done well in the national and provincial elections.

FILE: The IEC results board at the 50% mark on 9 May 2019. Picture: Xanderleigh Dookey/EWN

PRETORIA - The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) said vote counting was proceeding smoothly with most results expected later on Thursday.

The IEC said by 10pm there should be a clear picture of which parties had done well in the national and provincial elections.

So far, the African National Congress has secured 56.89% of the votes, the Democratic Alliance 22.76% and the Economic Freedom Fighters 9.59%.

By 4pm on Thursday over 10,000 voting districts had been counted out of 22,925 voting districts.

Other parties that had been doing relatively well were the Freedom Front Plus with 2.68% of the votes and the Inkatha Freedom Party with 2.46%.

(Edited by Mihlali Ntsabo)