Pretoria - The Inkatha Freedom Party was happy with the preliminary results on Thursday that put the party in fourth place.
“We are quite excited about the results. We have gotten a sizeable number nationally,” general secretary Sibongile Nkomo said at the IEC's results centre in Pretoria.
“I hope the number will have risen as the votes continue to come in.”
The IFP was holding on to second place in KwaZulu-Natal, where the African National Congress was comfortably in the lead with well over a million votes.
Nkomo attacked the credibility of the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC). She said elections in the country had not been free and fair since 1994.