The vote count and results announcement in the 2021 local government elections reached 93% by 1am on Thursday.
According to the IEC’s website, results so far include the following statistics:
- 21 576 of 23 148 Voting Districts completed
- 3930 of 4468 Wards completed
- 184 of 213 Municipalities completed
- 6981 of 8794 Seats allocated
The website also indicated that vote counts completed in provinces at 1am on Thursday include:
- Free State: 100%
- North West: 99%
- Northern Cape: 98%
- Limpopo: 95%
- Eastern Cape: 95%
- Mpumalanga: 94%
- Gauteng: 93%
- Western Cape: 89%
- Kwazulu-Natal: 85%
The IEC expects to announce final results later on Thursday.
National support for the political parties so far indicates the ANC has secured 46.2% of the vote, the DA 21.05%, the EFF 10.4%, the IFP 5.49% and the FFPlus 2.42%.
Other and smaller parties have secured around 11.5% nationally, while independents secured almost 2% in wards around the country.