Durban - The DA in KwaZulu-Natal has said it was "too early" to tell if the election was free and fair.
This as allegations of double voting and irregularities at various voting stations emerged on Thursday.
Early figures from the Independent Electoral Commission showed that the ANC had taken the early lead in KwaZulu-Natal as results from South Africa's sixth democratic elections trickled through.
By 8am, the ANC had secured 55% of the votes counted, the IFP 19% and the DA 12%. The EFF had secured 7% of the vote and the once mighty NFP just 1%.
Only 8.3% of voting stations had been counted.