Preliminary analysis, based on the votes counted by 10pm on Thursday evening, indicate that the EFF has increased its support beyond the areas where it was successful in the 2014 and 2016 elections.

The party’s base in 2014 was predominantly in the Gauteng, North-West and Limpopo provinces. The latest analysis of the 2019 national vote results suggest that the EFF has grown into new areas, including large swathes of KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga