DA leader Mmusi Maimane casts his vote Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in general elections in Soweto, South Africa. Picture: (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Cape Town - Google revealed that by 1pm on May 8, people have searched over 200 000 times for "South Africa election 2019" but that Mmusi Maimane and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) were also among the top searches.

The search engine revealed a broad overview of what was being googled while South Africans went to vote in the national elections. 

South Africans want to know about the election in general, where their nearest voting stations are, and whether they can vote anywhere. The ACDP also made the top trending searches earlier in the day. 

Besides what people were searching, the Google Doodle also depicted the South Africa’s national elections. 

The Google Doodle depicts the South Africa’s national elections.

Below is a graphic depicting the top trending searches on 8 May, followed by the Doodle. 

People have searched over 200 000 times for "South Africa election 2019" but were also googling Mmusi Maimane and the Economic Freedom Fighters.

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