Johannesburg - The ANC dipped below the 50% mark in the Gauteng province vote tally as counting continues across the country.
The Gauteng province was largely viewed as possibly up for grabs for a coalition partnership ahead of the elections.
Its fate has been largely hanging in the balance with the ANC hoping to obtain at least 50%-plus percentage of the votes to avoid a possible coalition partnership, this while the opposition was hoping to gain more votes in hopes of also forming a coalition.
At 11.30 am the ANC’s voter share in the province stood at 49,61%. The DA was lagging behind at 28,37% and the EFF at 13,94%.
A large number of votes were still outstanding in the province’s big metros such as Ekurhuleni, Tshwane and Johannesburg. A lot could still change.