East London - The African National Congress (ANC) is set to remain the governing party in the Eastern Cape following Wednesday's general election.
By 9pm on Thursday, the ANC had garnered 1 095 664 votes (68.11%), the Democratic Alliance was on 266 660 (16.58%), while the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) were sitting at 122 063 votes (7.59%), with 83% of the vote counted.
In the 2014 general election, the ANC received 1.5 million votes.
The party's Eastern Cape chairman, Oscar Mabuyane, told African News Agency (ANA) that while he was happy with the party's progress thus far, he was not willing to place the cart before the horse. "I will wait for the final results," he said.
"We will be happy to be a majority because we have seen that these coalitions are not working. We cannot have a mix-up situation of people with different policy priorities," said Mabuyane.