Durban - The ANC has - as polling predicted - won KwaZulu-Natal, taking home just over 54% of the votes in the province.
But despite the win, the party has lost considerable ground in the province, dropping more than 10% as compared to their majority win of 64.52% in the 2014 elections.
The IFP will also be proud of its efforts in KZN as it became the official opposition scoring just over 585 000 votes, unseating the DA as the second biggest party in the province.
The DA came a close third, with just over 500 000 votes, while the EFF came fourth with just under 350 000 votes."
DA KZN elections head Mbali Ntuli said: We finally cracked getting over half a million votes in KZN! We brought the ANC down by 10% from 65 to 55 and their seats in Leg down too. The battle is on. This is good news everybody. Well done DA KZN".