Mpumalanga gets 2nd highest votes for ANC – almost 71%

Mpumalanga gets 2nd highest votes for ANC - almost 71%
AT EASE: The Mpumalanga ANC has put up yet another sterling performance in this year's elections, punching above its weight to deliver the second largest votes in the country. PICTURE BY eNCA.

Voting continued on Friday, with 97% of vote capturing completed in the province.

The ANC in Mpumalanga has repeated what it did in the 2014 general elections, getting the second highest votes in Wednesday’s elections. 

It comes in second to Limpopo which is sitting on 77%.

The ANC leads in the province with 70.53% of the votes on Friday mid-day, the EFF follows with 12.84% and the DA with 9.70%. 

Afrikaner rightwing organisation FF+ got 2.41%.

The EFF is set to become the new official opposition in the Mpumalanga legislature.

Nationally, the ANC has 57.15%, DA (22.36%), EFF (10.21%), IFP (3.43%) and FF+ (2.41%).

In Limpopo the ANC got the highest votes, receiving 77% while counting continued on Friday. Eastern Cape is at number 3, getting 69% of the national votes tallied. 

The counting of votes will continue and official results are expected to be announced on Saturday. 

Small parties have staged a protest, accusing the Electoral Commission (IEC) of conducting unfair elections. 

Reports of ‘double-voting’ have been reported in some parts of the country. The IEC has promised to launch what they called “a sample audit” to determine whether double-voting did occur during the 8 May 2019 general elections. 

Meanwhile, election observers from the Southern African Development (SADC) said the elections were fair, professional and in line with South African law. 

(edited by MLM) 

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