Preliminary Election Results

Results are trickling in at the Independent Electoral Commission’s results operating centre in Pretoria, South Africa. Thirty-percent of the votes have been counted so far. Although they are not yet conclusive, a picture is starting to emerge; the African National Congress (ANC) is in the lead with 53.89%, trailed by the Democratic Alliance (DA) at 27.14%, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) with (7.83%), Freedom Front Plus (FF+) at 3.52% and the Ikatha Freedom Party (IFP) with 1.59%.

We are joined by:

Dr Theo Venter from the North West University

Dr Shingai Mutizwa – Mangiza from Western Cape University

Milton Maluleque – Channel Africa journalist

Thuto Ngobeni – Channel Africa journalist