South Africa election results 2014

09 May 2014 - 08:56 By TimesLIVE, Sapa

All the South African general election results news in one place

GAUTENG COUNTING ALMOST 95 PERCENT COMPLETE - Sapa

Capturing the 2014 election results in the hotly contested province of Gauteng was 94.75 percent complete on Friday afternoon.

Just before 4pm, 2508 out of 2647 voting districts had been counted.

The African National Congress was leading with 2,208,256 votes -- 53.20 percent.

In 2009, it won the province with 64.04 percent.

The Democratic Alliance was behind the ANC by a little less than a million votes.

The opposition party so far had 1,296,209 votes -- 31.23 percent. In 2009, it came second with 21.86 percent of the provincial vote.

Julius Malema's Economic Freedom Fighters was in third place with 424,047 votes (10.22 percent).

The EFF was convinced it would win Gauteng.

On Wednesday, the party's Gauteng premier candidate Dali Mpofu said the EFF had to govern the economic hub of the country.

Earlier on Friday, DA premier candidate Mmusi Maimane, who ran a campaign similar to US president Barak Obama, said he would not comment until the final results were released.

RAMPHELE DESTROYED HER POLITICAL BRAND: ZILLE - Sapa

Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele committed political suicide by turning down the opportunity to lead the Democratic Alliance, as evidenced by the results, the DA said on Friday.

"Mamphela has destroyed her political brand and value," DA leader Helen Zille told reporters at the Electoral Commission of SA's (IEC) national results operations centre in Pretoria.

"She had a big brand value before voters rejected her."

Zille said Ramphele could have added to the consolidation of opposition if she had stayed with the DA.

In February Zille announced Ramphele would be the DA's presidential candidate in the election, but the agreement which was sealed with what many described as the "kiss of death" did not even last for 48 hours.

Zille described Ramphele's back tracking on the agreement as the last straw which pushed voters to the DA.

"The move actually took the majority of those who were going to vote for her to us," she said.

Agang SA had managed 50,738 votes by 3pm, meaning she would probably get one seat in Parliament.

However, Zille warned her that one-person parties struggled in the National Assembly and most of the time could not attend many of the portfolio committees.

"One person parties in Parliament don't make a difference," she said.

DA REACHES 4 MILLION VOTES - Sapa

The Democratic Alliance cheered as it hit the four-million mark in the national elections on Friday.

Just before 3.30pm, preliminary results showed the party had received 4,002,663 votes so far -- 22.15 percent of the national vote.

In 2009, the party received 2,945,829 votes -- 16.66 percent.

Leader Helen Zille and fellow party members at the Electoral Commission of SA's national result centre ululated as the numbers on the big blue result board changed.

"Uyatatazela... mshini wam, mshini wam (the machine is shaking in fear)," Zille sang in clear reference to President Jacob Zuma.

In 2007, Zuma became know for the song "mshini wam" (bring me my machine gun).

ANC CRUISING TO OVERALL WIN - Sapa

The African National Congress was leading the national elections with more than 11 million votes on Friday afternoon.

According to preliminary results the party had 11,181,338 votes by 3pm -- 62.24 percent of the national vote.

This was after 98.83 percent of counting had been completed.

In 2009, the ANC won the elections with 11,650,748 votes -- 65.90 percent of the national vote at the time.

The Democratic Alliance was by Friday afternoon still holding second spot with 3,983,328 votes -- 22.17 percent of the national vote.

In 2009, the opposition party had 16.66 percent of the vote.

Julius Malema's Economic Freedom Fighters was in third place with 1,126,811 votes (6.27 percent).

Political parties would need about 47,000 votes for a seat in Parliament.

Mamphela Ramphele's Agang SA looked to get one seat in the National Assembly. So far the party had received 50,378 (0.28 percent) of the vote.

The Inkatha Freedom Party had so far received 434,406 votes (2.42 percent) and the National Freedom Party, a breakaway from the IFP, had 284,638 votes (1.58 percent).

Bantu Holomisa's United Democratic Movement received 182,612 votes, and the Freedom Front Plus 162,217 votes.

The Congress of the People, which came in third place in 2009, was now in eighth place with 120,780 votes so far.

In 2009, it garnered 1,311,027 votes.

The Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) said final election results would be announced at 6pm on Saturday.

A total of 24,822,807 people had registered to vote for this election.

EFF OFFICIAL OPPOSITION IN NWEST - Sapa

The Economic Freedom Fighters is the official opposition in the North West, according to preliminary results released on Friday.

Vote counting in the province has been completed and saw Julius Malema's EFF take 143,683 votes (13.20 percent).

After the 2009 elections, the Congress of the People was the official opposition in the province with 8.33 percent of the vote.

This year Cope was fifth on the list with only 0.94 percent of the vote.

The African National Congress retained the province with 67.39 percent. It received 733,490 of the 1,088,450 valid votes cast.

In 2009, the ANC won the province with 72.89 percent of the vote.

The Democratic Alliance retained its third place in the North West with 137,039 (12.59 percent) of the vote.

In 2009, the party had 8.25 percent of the vote.

The Workers and Socialist Party (Wasp) which campaigned heavily in the province, especially in the platinum belt, received only 939 votes (0.09 percent).

A total of 1,669,349 people registered to vote in the province this year and the voter turnout was 66.32 percent.

OBJECTIONS TO BE FINALISED: IEC - Sapa

Four objections received by the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) will be finalised before results are announced, chairwoman Pansy Tlakula said on Friday.

"We are still dealing with these objections so we are unable to tell you about the nature of these," she told reporters at the national results centre in Pretoria.

A complaint was received from the Economic Freedom Fighters, one from the Democratic Alliance and two from the United Democratic Movement.

Earlier, Tlakula said the final elections results would be announced at 6pm on Saturday.

"With 97.96 percent of results captured, we are confident of being able to announce the official results tomorrow," she said.

"As we speak, we are in the process of finalising the capture of the results in the last few remaining voting districts."

Just before lunch on Friday, the IEC had finalised the capturing of results in four provinces -- Mpumalanga, North West, Limpopo and Northern Cape, Tlakula said.

The five remaining provinces were almost complete.

Eastern Cape was 99.8 percent complete, Free State 94.7 percent, Gauteng 98.2 percent, KwaZulu-Natal 98.2 percent and Western Cape 98.3 percent.

Tlakula said 17.69 million votes had been captured nationally so far and 17.12 million provisionally.

"We are still awaiting the delivery of ballots from eight foreign missions for inclusion in the count for the international voting districts."

OVERWHELMING VICTORY FOR ANC IN ECAPE - Sapa

The counting of votes in the Eastern Cape concluded on Friday afternoon and saw the ANC walking away with an overwhelming victory.

The African National Congress received 1,528,102 votes (70.13 percent), according to preliminary results.

This was a little more than one million votes ahead of the official opposition Democratic Alliance.

The DA received 352,010 votes (16.16 percent), and Bantu Holomisa's United Democratic Movement came in third with 134,276 (6.16 percent).

Of the 2,211,493 votes cast in the province 2,178,836 were valid.

There was a 68.25 percent voter turnout.

BLACK SUPPORT GROWS FOR DA - Sapa

The Democratic Alliance has seen an increase in the number of black supporters, the party said on Friday.

"We grew our support among black South Africans from 0.8 percent in 2009 to approximately six percent in 2014," party leader Helen Zille told reporters at the Electoral Commission of SA's (IEC) national results operations centre in Pretoria.

"Roughly 760,000 black South Africans voted for the DA."

Zille said 40 percent of the votes were won in Gauteng. She added that the number of black DA voters was more than the Inkatha Freedom Party, National Freedom Party, Pan Africanist Congress, and United Christian Democratic Party combined.

It was also more than any other party besides the African National Congress and Economic Freedom Fighters.

"Twenty percent of our votes in this election were cast by black South Africans. The DA is the only party that has grown consistently in every election since 1994 when we won just 1.7 percent," she said.

Other parties had come and gone but the DA kept winning and growing, Zille said.

"We are stronger, and bigger than ever."

The results were an indication that people's political attitudes were changing, and more people were moving away from race as a voting determinant.

"This is encouraging for the future of our democracy," said Zille.

LEKOTA KEEPS WORD TO "EAT A HAT" - Sapa

Cope leader Terror Lekota had to swallow his words and "eat a hat" on Friday after preliminary results showed that the party lost votes compared to 2009.

"I did not say I will finish the hat when I made a commitment to eat a hat... it was out of faith and a belief for members of Cope," he told journalists after he was handed an EFF beret and a grey hat to choose from.

The hats were offered, with tomato sauce on hand.

He declined to chew on the EFF beret and took the grey hat and bit it, much to the laughter from journalists and party officials.

Lekota promised in an interview during the election campaign to "eat a hat" should his party receive less votes than it did in the 2009 elections.

The Congress of the People, a breakaway from the ANC, had received 120,060 votes just after 1pm.

The party received over a million votes in 2009.

Lekota said the party would hold committee meetings to assess the campaign and the status of the party.

FINAL ELECTION RESULTS ON SATURDAY - Sapa

The final results of the fifth general elections will be announced on Saturday, the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) said.

"With 97.96 percent of results captured, we are confident of being able to announce the official results tomorrow," IEC chairwoman Pansy Tlakula told reporters at the national results centre on Friday.

"As we speak we are in the process of finalising the capture of the results in the last few remaining voting districts."

The final results were expected to be announced at 6pm at the results centre on Saturday.

Just before lunch time on Friday, the IEC had finalised capturing results in four provinces -- Mpumalanga, North West, Limpopo, and the Northern Cape, Tlakula said.

The five remaining provinces were almost complete.

The Eastern Cape was 99.8 percent complete, Free State 94.7 percent, Gauteng 98.2 percent, KwaZulu-Natal 98.2 percent, and the Western Cape 98.3 percent.

Tlakula said so far 17.69 million votes had been captured nationally and 17.12 million provincially.

"We are still awaiting the delivery of ballots from eight foreign missions for inclusion in the count for the international voting districts."

DA retains Western Cape after vote count complete - Sapa

The Democratic Alliance will govern the Western Cape for the next five years after vote counting in the province was completed on Friday.

"There are no issues that concern the auditors. All the results slips are accounted for," Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) provincial electoral officer Courtney Sampson said while announcing the provisional results.

The final count shows the DA winning 59.2 percent of the provincial vote, followed by the African National Congress with 33.04 percent support.

The Economic Freedom Fighters is now the third largest party in the province with 2.11 percent of the vote.

The African Christian Democratic Party support dropped to 1.03 percent.

The Congress of the People is unlikely to have any representation in the Western Cape legislature after slipping to 0.59 percent.

Al Jama-ah garnered 0.62 percent of the vote, and might get a seat in the legislature.

While this is the final count, the seat tally for the legislature will only be officially announced on Saturday.

"I do not have the authority, and this is not a declaration of results. The commission will officially announce the election results tomorrow, probably in Pretoria," said Sampson.

SPOILT BALLOTS TOTAL ONE SEAT IN KWAZULU-NATAL - Sapa

The number of spoilt provincial ballots in KwaZulu-Natal equalled the number of votes needed for one seat in the provincial legislature, the IEC said on Friday.

The Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) said this was no more than in previous elections and not a cause for concern.

Provincial chief electoral officer Mawethu Mosery said with 98 percent of the votes counted by 10am, there were about 41,000 spoilt votes, but no marked impact of a no vote campaign.

"We did not pick up any trends on the no-vote campaign."

In the 2009, there were 43,713 spoilt votes.

He said he was happy with the voter turnout which at 10am hovered around 75 percent with four municipalities recording percentages higher than 80.

The uMngeni local municipality (Howick) had an 83 percent voter turnout, with 81 percent in Msunduzi local municipality (Pietermaritzburg), uMhlathuze local municipality (Richards Bay), and Kwa Sani local municipality.

Mosery said there were no objections the provincial IEC was dealing with.

He said the official announcement on the number of seats allocated to each party would be announced on Saturday.

The official opposition is likely to be the Democratic Alliance, which would oust the Inkatha Freedom Party as the second largest party in the province.

97.62 PERCENT OF NATIONAL VOTE COUNTED - Sapa

By midday on Friday 97.62 percent of the national vote in the fifth democratic elections had been counted.

According to the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC), 21734 of the 22263 voting districts had been counted.

Out of the 17,788,485 votes counted so far 17,546,070 were valid.

Nationally there were 24,269,962 people registered.

The African National Congress was leading with more than 10 million votes so far, 62.26 percent.

The Democratic Alliance was in second spot with 3,889,949 (22.17 percent), and newcomer the Econonic Freedom Fighters was third with just over a million votes.

NFP HAPPY WITH NATIONAL VOTE - Sapa

The National Freedom Party is pleased with its preliminary national vote results, it said on Friday.

"It is the first time we contest the general elections and are happy with the results so far," said NFP Youth president Sbusiso Mncwabe.

The NFP had received 276,065 votes just after 11am as final votes trickled in.

It had garnered 269,234 votes in its stronghold, KwaZulu-Natal.

The party, led by Zanele kaMagwaza Msibi, broke away from the Inkatha Freedom Party.

APC 'DISAPPOINTED' WITH ELECTION PERFORMANCE - Sapa

The African People's Convention was disappointed by its performance as the last remaining votes were counted on Friday.

"The leader board does not reflect what we set out to achieve," said party leader Themba Godi.

"We are crossing fingers to get more votes and at least retain our seat in Parliament."

The APC, a breakaway party of the Pan Africanist Congress, had garnered 29,174 votes just before 11am.

Godi said all provinces stuck to the script and set out to achieve more votes.

"I can't point fingers and accuse this or that province of letting the APC down. Comrades did the hard work but unfortunately we have fallen short."

He said he hoped to have between 30,000 and 35,000 votes when counting had been completed.

'We did not get votes meant for ANC': AIC - Sapa

Allegations that the African Independent Congress (AIC) got votes meant for the ANC is an insult, the party said on Friday.

"We were established in 2005, our people know us. To say we got ANC votes is to undermine our party," deputy president Lulama Ntshayisa told Sapa at the Electoral Commission of SA's (IEC) results centre in Pretoria.

The party's name fell above the African National Congress's on the national ballot paper.

Ntshayisa said his party wanted to contest the election in all provinces but lacked the funds to do so.

"We have members in all provinces. We lack resources to contest in other provinces," he said.

"We are not surprised at how we have performed nationally. We have people in all provinces."

He denied that voters could have confused the ANC with AIC.

The AIC had garnered 91,010 votes by 10am on Friday.

The Eastern Cape-based party contested the provincial election in the Eastern Cape and the Western Cape.

It collected 16,533 votes in the Eastern Cape and 6266 in the Western Cape.

ANC LEADS NATIONAL VOTE WITH 62.45 PERCENT - Sapa

The ANC was leading the fifth national elections with 62.45% of the vote on Friday morning, according to provisional results.

The party had garnered 10,481,963 votes so far, which was 62.45% of the counted vote just after 9am.

In 2009 the African National Congress had won the national elections with 65.90% of the vote.

On Friday morning, 95.37% of the national count had been completed. According to the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) 21,232 out of 22,263 voting districts had been counted. So far there were 16,785,905 valid votes counted and 233,570 spoilt votes.

The Democratic Alliance was still holding the second spot with 22.01% of the vote.

There was a little more than a 6.7 million gap between the DA's 3,694,312 counted votes and the ANC's.

In 2009, the DA retained its position as the official opposition with 16.66% of the vote.

Head of the DA's 2014 campaign Jonathan Moakes earlier said his party had grown by a third since 2009.

Julius Malema's Economic Freedom Fighters looked set to go to Parliament this year.

A political party needs around 47,000 votes to get a seat in the National Assembly, and the EFF currently held third spot nationally with 1,029,254 votes counted, which was 6.13%.

Mamphela Ramphele's Agang SA had only received 44,714 votes so far, which was 0.27%.

During her campaign and on election day Ramphele was very vocal about her party's chances in this year's election. However, by Thursday morning when the results stared coming in she declined to speak to media.

Sapa reporters tried to speak to her three times while at the results centre but interview requests were turn down. Ramphele has not returned to the IEC's results centre in Pretoria since Thursday morning.

On Friday, the Inkatha Freedom Party had 407,095 (2.43%) of the national vote, while its break-away the National Freedom Party garnered 271,140 votes (1.62%). This was the first time the NFP was contesting elections nationally. It had contested the local government elections in 2011.

The United Democratic Movement had captured 173,980 votes (1.04%), the Freedom Front Plus 155,830 (0.93%), and the Congress of the People 114,529 (0.93%).

Veteran political parties such as the African Christian Democratic Party had so far garnered 93,795 votes (0.56%), while the Pan Africanist Congress had 33,966 votes (0.20%).

OVER 234,000 SPOILT VOTES - Sapa

More than 234,000 ballots were spoilt in the 2014 general elections, according to preliminary figures by the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) on Friday.

The highest number of spoilt votes came from KwaZulu-Natal with 47,533, followed by Gauteng with 34,202, and the Eastern Cape at 31,744.

Spoilt votes in Mpumalanga stood at 19,333, North West 18,411, and Limpopo close behind with 18,345.

The results showed that so far there were 17,860 spoilt votes in the Western Cape, and 12,884 in the Free State.

The province with the least number of spoilt votes was the Northern Cape with 6106.

The figures were rising as vote counting continued on Friday.

In the 2009 general election, spoilt votes totalled 239,237 according to country's election resources website.

In the run-up to this year's elections, former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils and former deputy health minister Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge led a campaign supporting spoilt votes.

They launched the "Sidikiwe! Vukani! Vote No" campaign in April and called on South Africans to either vote for a minority party, or spoil their ballots.

The campaign was aimed at convincing struggle activists and others not to vote for the African National Congress.

They said this tactical move would help deepen democracy through diminishing the ANC's majority.

The two had previously said they were against corruption and the lavish lifestyles of ANC members.

Before the election, Kasrils said ordinary people were suffering because taxpayers' money was being spent on upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's private home in KwaZulu-Natal and travel arrangements for the wealthy Gupta family, who reportedly had close ties with Zuma.

However, the City Press on Thursday reported that Kasrils did not spoil his vote.

"I voted for two parties, nationally and provincially, but not the ANC or the DA," he was quoted as saying.

"...I want to see some smaller parties entering the provincial or the national [government] and speaking up against corruption, for better government, for service to the people and for accountability."

Kasrils believed that supporting two smaller parties would provide the change he wanted to see in the country.

EFF REACHES A MILLION VOTES - Sapa

New kids on the block the Economic Freedom Fighters cracked the million vote mark on Friday morning in their first national elections.

Early results from the Electoral Commission of SA results centre in Pretoria showed that Julius Malema's party had 1,002,355 votes by 7.05am on Friday.

This meant the party had 6.06% of the national votes from Wednesday's elections.

The votes could secure at least 20 seats in Parliament for the fledgling party. For a seat in Parliament, a political party needs about 47,000 votes.

With 94.61% of the votes counted, the African National Congress had 62.51% of the national votes with 10,333,002 votes while the Democratic Alliance remained in second place with 21.96% of the national votes. The DA had 3,629,890 votes.

The EFF was in third place.

Veteran party Inkatha Freedom Party had 405,802 (2.45%) votes, followed by their breakaway party the National Freedom Party with 269,712 (1.63%) votes.

Other debutant parties, such as Agang SA, the Workers and Socialist Party and the Patriotic Alliance have not done as well as Malema's EFF.

Mamphela Ramphele's Agang SA had only received 0.26% with 43,651 votes, which at this stage did not qualify the party for a seat in Parliament.

Kenny Kunene's Patriotic Alliance received 12,710 votes (0.08%) and Wasp 7497 (0.05%) of the votes.

A total of 16,529,857 votes have been counted.

DA SUPPORT MAY INCREASE - Sapa

Support for the Democratic Alliance could increase by over five percent in the fifth national democratic elections with more than 90% of votes counted on Friday morning.

According to early results, the DA have 22.03% of the votes with 3,605,019 votes nationally in Wednesday's elections after 94.09%  of votes had been counted.

In the 2009 elections, the DA received 16.66% of votes, while it received 12.37% of the votes in the 2004 elections.

According to the results at the Electoral Commission of SA's results centre in Pretoria on Friday morning, the African National Congress had 62.51% of the votes by 6am with 10,228,644 votes.

In the 2009 elections the ruling party won with 65.9% of the votes.

In 2004, the ANC won with 69.69% compared to the 66.35% in 1999 and the 62.65% in 1994.

On Friday, the early results indicated that the new kids on the block, the Economic Freedom Fighters were in third place with 5.95% of the votes and 973,369 votes.

The Inkatha Freedom Party had 404,692 (2.47%) votes according to Friday morning's early results.

The National Freedom Party remained in fifth place with 1.64% of the national votes.

The results centre was quiet on Friday morning with tired party officials and media waiting for the results to be updated. Shortly after 5.30am police took sniffer dogs through the centre.

A total of 16,362,869 votes had been counted.

DA HOLD KZN OPPOSITION LEAD - Sapa

The Democratic Alliance held a slim lead over the Inkatha Freedom Party on the provincial ballot in KwaZulu-Natal in the race to become the official opposition in the province, according to election results from the Electoral Commission of SA.

While the African National Congress, by 5.13am on Friday, appeared to have secured a resounding victory in the province with 64.48% of the vote, the DA led the IFP by 0.92% in the race for second place.

The DA had won 423,608 votes (12.16%), versus the IFP's 391,679 votes (11.24%).

If the DA do become the official opposition in KwaZulu-Natal, it will be the first time ever they have done so.

A reason could be the National Freedom Party, launched by former IFP chairwoman Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi in the beginning of 2011, which has received 266,230 votes, possibly cutting into the IFP's base.

In the 2009 provincial elections in KwaZulu-Natal, the IFP came second behind the ANC with 22.4%, while the DA came third with 9.15%.

The vote count by early Friday morning was 95.13 percent in the province.

ANC KEEPS AHEAD IN JOBURG - Sapa

The African National Congress continued to maintain its lead in the City of Johannesburg early on Friday morning, as results from the municipality continued filtering in to the Electoral Commission of SA's national results operations centre.

Looking at the provincial vote, the ruling party by 4.31am had 49.35% of the vote (267,625 votes), with the Democratic Alliance lying in second with 36.07% of the vote (195,641 votes).

The Economic Freedom Fighters held third place, with 9.12% (49,454 votes), while the IFP were a distant fourth with 1.31% (7097).

A total of 542,441 votes had been counted, with voter turnout in the metro at 73.56 percent.

OVER 93 PERCENT OF VOTES COUNTED - Sapa

Over 93% of votes had been counted in the fifth democratic election by the early hours of Friday morning.

At 3.25am, 20,806 of the 22,263 voting districts had been counted making up 93.46% of the count.

The African National Congress had 62.65% of the votes after reaching 10,331,313 votes, while the Democratic Alliance had 21.90% with 3,542,293 votes.

A total of 16,174,883 valid votes had been counted with 225,958 spoilt votes.

The early results indicated that Julius Malema's Economic Freedom Fighters were in third place with 956,253 (5.91%) of the votes, with the Inkatha Freedom Party securing 404,222 votes.

The National Freedom Party had 268,187 votes, the United Democratic Movement 170,680, Freedom Front Plus 147,498 and Congress of the People 111,224 votes.

The African Christian Democratic Party had 89,568 votes, the African Independent Congress 87,678, Agang SA 42,145 and Pan Africanist Congress of Azania 32,468.

The registered population was 22,445,655 on the Electoral Commission of SA website.

EFF CLAIMS FOUL PLAY IN GAUTENG RESULTS - Sapa

The Economic Freedom Fighters called on Thursday night for an audit of the elections and votes in Gauteng.

"There are many incidents of lost ballots and ballots found in bins across Gauteng, and it appears that the IEC is colluding with the ANC to prevent the reality that the ANC might go below 50% in Gauteng," EFF spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said.

He said that during the counting of the voting results, the numbers for the ANC in Gauteng were dwindling.

"At exactly 5.59pm the ANC was at 50.21% of the Gauteng vote and immediately after that, the Gauteng results started to slow down and almost came to an absolute halt because the ANC was heading towards below 50% of the Gauteng vote," Ndlozi said.

He said the party suspected foul play.

The EFF was demanding the immediate release of the Gauteng results by the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC).

"The IEC should at least have the decency to explain to the EFF why results are being delayed and stop conniving with the ruling party," he said.

Ndlozi said the provincial leadership had approached the electoral officer to demand an explanation as to why the results in Gauteng were not streaming in, because all voting districts had been counted and captured.

"The provincial elections officer could not give an adequate response and chose to lie that capturing was continuing while such was not the case," he said.

The party also contacted the chief electoral officer but he refused to meet the party's national leadership, Ndlozi said.

He said the party was demanding an explanation from the Gauteng provincial elections officer and chief electoral officer.

"The rest of the other issues we have identified about election irregularities will be raised once the final results have been counted in," Ndlozi said.

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