When early results were counted on Thursday morning, they indicated that for the very first time the ANC had dipped below the 50% mark.
EWN reporter Thando Kubheka says the ANC in Gauteng is currently sitting at 49.63% with over 60% of the ballots tallied.
The ANC has reacted to the current numbers saying that people should wait for the counting to be completed in order to get a clear picture.
They [ANC] were saying that opposition parties shouldn't celebrate yet because their strongholds are still being counted, especially places like Soweto.— Thando Kubheka, reporter - EWN
Khubheka says the Democratic Alliance said it was confident that the ANC will be kept at below 50% mark.
The DA is also saying that some of its strongholds are still being counted in Gauteng. It is currently sitting at 28% mark.
They are saying they are happy with the outcomes thus far.— Thando Kubheka, reporter - EWN
They are pretty much optimistic that they may do better and get over that 30% mark but it's still early days.— Thando Kubheka, reporter - EWN
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