Pretoria - Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) chairman Dali Mpofu said on Thursday that his party would use to its advantage every vote it wins in the 2019 general elections.
This came as the EFF was still trailing from behind at number three with 660 687 votes nationally after the seven million votes, or 48.03 percent, tallied by the Electoral Commission for South Africa (IEC) at 15.40 pm on Thursday.
The African National Congress (ANC) continued to lead the pack with 3.9 million votes while the Democratic Alliance (DA) was second with 1.6 million.
The EFF has managed to use the six percent electoral support it garnered in 2014 to put on the national agenda hot button topics like land expropriation and the nationalisation of the SA Reserve Bank.
"From the beginning we were already doing better than 2014 because at the very first moment we have been gaining. We have already said that even if we gain one vote we will use it," Mpofu said.