Pretoria - The ANC still has a strong lead as over 70% of votes have been counted and declared.
On Friday morning at 7 am close to 12 million (75,29%) had been counted.
The ANC still has a lead nationally with 57,22%, the DA follows with 21,81% and the EFF has 10,08% of votes.
The IFP has the fourth spot on the results board with 2,91% of votes. The IFP took the spot late on Thursday when it surpassed the FF+ which now sits at 2,48%.
Provincially Gauteng, which had been largely seen as up for grabs for the opposition before the elections, now has the ANC in the lead with 53,28%, the DA sits at 24,57% and the EFF at 13,4%.