IN PICTURES | Candid moments caught on camera as politicians wait for election results

11 May 2019 - 11:43 By TimesLIVE
ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule found himself in the middle of a media scrum when he visited the Results Operation Centre in Tswane, where his party is leading the count.
ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule found himself in the middle of a media scrum when he visited the Results Operation Centre in Tswane, where his party is leading the count.
Image: Sebabatso Mosamo/Sunday Times

With most of the results in after South Africans voted in the country's sixth democratic elections on Wednesday, tensions and laughter graced the floors of  IEC's Results Operation Centres (ROC).

Our photographers caught some candid moments as politicians kept a close eye on the proceedings. Here are some of those moments:

Mzwanele Manyi of the African Transformation Movement (ATM) was among a group of disgruntled smaller opposition parties that staged a demonstration at the ROC in Tshwane, They are disputing the results and calling for a re-run.
Mzwanele Manyi of the African Transformation Movement (ATM) was among a group of disgruntled smaller opposition parties that staged a demonstration at the ROC in Tshwane, They are disputing the results and calling for a re-run.
Image: Sebabatso Mosamo/Sunday Times
GOOD Party leader Patricia de Lille at the ROC in Tshwane, waiting patiently while the counting of votes draws to a conclusion.
GOOD Party leader Patricia de Lille at the ROC in Tshwane, waiting patiently while the counting of votes draws to a conclusion.
Image: Sebabatso Mosamo/Sunday Times
Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane during a walk-about of the Results Operation Centre in Tshwane.
Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane during a walk-about of the Results Operation Centre in Tshwane.
Image: Sebabatso Mosamo/Sunday Times
Black First Land First (BLF) leader Andile Mngxitama doing the rounds on the floor of the ROC in Tshwane.
Black First Land First (BLF) leader Andile Mngxitama doing the rounds on the floor of the ROC in Tshwane.
Image: Sebabatso Mosamo/Sunday Times
A cheerful Hlaudi Motsoeneng, leader of the African Content Movement (ACM), at the Results Operations Centre.
A cheerful Hlaudi Motsoeneng, leader of the African Content Movement (ACM), at the Results Operations Centre.
Image: Sebabatso Mosamo/Sunday Times
ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule checks the numbers as the media surrounds him and Pule Mabe.
ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule checks the numbers as the media surrounds him and Pule Mabe.
Image: Sebabatso Mosamo/Sunday Times
ANC Western Cape election head Ebrahim Rasool congratulates DA Western Cape premier candidate Alan Winde after the IEC announced the DA as winners of the province at the results centre in Cape Town.
ANC Western Cape election head Ebrahim Rasool congratulates DA Western Cape premier candidate Alan Winde after the IEC announced the DA as winners of the province at the results centre in Cape Town.
Image: ESA ALEXANDER/SUNDAY TIMES
EFF general secretary Godrich Gardee shares a light moment with Gwede Mantashe at the ROC in Tshwane.
EFF general secretary Godrich Gardee shares a light moment with Gwede Mantashe at the ROC in Tshwane.
Image: Sebabatso Mosamo/Sunday Times
Freedom Front Plus Western Cape premier candidate Peter Marais arrives at the IEC's Western Cape results centre at Century City.
Freedom Front Plus Western Cape premier candidate Peter Marais arrives at the IEC's Western Cape results centre at Century City.
Image: ESA ALEXANDER/SUNDAY TIMES
Chief electoral officer Sy Mamabolo during a press briefing on voter fraud at the ROC in Tshwane on Thursday.
Chief electoral officer Sy Mamabolo during a press briefing on voter fraud at the ROC in Tshwane on Thursday.
Image: Sebabatso Mosamo/Sunday Times
Former Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan at the ROC, where he endorsed the 2019 national elections on behalf of the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA).
Former Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan at the ROC, where he endorsed the 2019 national elections on behalf of the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA).
Image: Sebabatso Mosamo/Sunday Times

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