The political party, Al Jama-ah, says it believes that they will receive seats in both the Western Cape Legislature and Parliament once the seat allocations have been finalised.

The party received just below 18 000 votes in the province and nearly 32 000 votes nationally.

This is at least 5000 votes more than the party received in the 2014 elections. Party president, Ganief Hendricks, says they are confident in their numbers.

“According to our number crunchers, it’s sufficient for us to get one seat in the Western Cape Legislature. Nationally, ourself and the PAC, we worked very closely together and we have both got an opinion that both parties will get a seat in national government. We look forward to the IEC confirming that decision so that we can serve the nation.”

The final and the seat allocations will be announced at six this evening at the IEC Results Operations Centre in Pretoria.