The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says the Northern Cape is closest to finishing their vote count in the province and they are followed by the Western Cape.
IEC leaders were addressing the media at the results Operations Centre in Tshwane.
The commission says 55% of the national vote has been counted so far and it expects 90% of the voting districts to fininsh counting by tonight. The remaining ten percent is expected to be done by Wednesday.
IEC Chief Electoral Officer, Sy Mamabolo says, “The Northern Cape has completed 89% of its results, followed by Western Cape at 72% and in third position comes Eastern Cape at 70%. The rest of the provinces completion rate range [from] between 37% and 67%. At the level of capturing 78% of results are already in the system waiting [for] scanning and auditing. We are still pursuing the target of reaching the 90% still in the course of tonight.”
IEC briefing media on election results:
Earlier, the IEC warned that load shedding may affect the speed at which the counting will proceed.
Eskom announced that it would be implementing load shedding until 05:00am on Wednesday morning.
“We have been in discussions with Eskom officials and in those discussions, what we sought to achieve was an insulation of certain sites where our operations continue,” explains Mamabolo.
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