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ANC leads as vote counting under way in Northern Cape

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The ANC is currently at the top of the leader board with 48.34 percent, while the DA in second place with 21.84 percent, followed by the EFF with 8.93 percent.

Counting of votes under way at the IEC. Picture Danie van der Lith

WHILE the counting of votes is still under way in the Northern Cape, the ANC is currently at the top of the leader board at 48.34 percent with the DA in second place with 21.84 percent, followed by the EFF with 8.93 percent.

The FF+ is currently standing at 3.76 percent, with the Patriotic Alliance at 2.88 percent.

The Umsobomvu Residents Association has scored 1.15 percent while Cope is at 0.69 percent.

Independent candidates have received two percent of the provincial vote so far, while the Namakwa Civic Movement has also secured two percent.

Electoral Commission (IEC) provincial electoral matters manager Elkin Topkin said that they were still waiting for counting to be completed in the bigger municipalities, including Sol Plaatje, Dawid Kruiper, Ga Segonyana and Joe Morolong.

“Delays are being experienced in Joe Morolong Municipality due to internet connectivity problems.”

Topkin pointed out that once the outstanding votes are submitted, it could tip the scales quite significantly.

“Once counting is finalised, the number of seats that each party will occupy in each council will be calculated.”

He indicated that all voting stations in the Province closed on time.

“We experienced a last-minute rush in the last hour before the doors were closed on Monday night.”

The provisional results are expected to be released on Tuesday afternoon.

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