The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) in Limpopo has thanked all the 34 political parties which contested the provincial ballot.

The IEC held a Gala Dinner ceremony at its results operations centre in Polokwane on Sunday night.

The Commission’s Chief Electoral Officer in the province, Nkaro Mateta, says the political parties put their differences aside to ensure a free and fair election.

“Credit should go to the political parties in Limpopo despite their differences and their hard fought campaign. Ultimately, respect for the rule of law, the electoral process in our country and the will of the people. The contestation on the ground was also fierce and in the end the best party and the best candidate won the election,” says Mateta.

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