Johannesburg - ANC national chairperson Gwede Mantashe on Thursday refused to declare victory or defeat after early results showed that the party was likely to lose electoral support.
"We are in the middle of the results, only about 30% is out, you want us declare victory or claim defeat?" asked Mantashe.
He said the ANC was leading and doing well and would in all likelihood continue governing the country.
"Whether there is a decline or increase, with the results as they are now we will govern," Mantashe insisted.
He said he was confident the ANC would not have to form a coalition to remain in charge of national government.