The Independent Electoral Commission released the 2019 election results on Saturday and declared them free and fair.
The Economic Freedom Fighters are now the official opposition in three provinces. They also bagged 44 National Assembly seats.
Another surprise was the comeback by the IFP, which received 13 seats in the KwaZulu-Natal legislature.
Perhaps the biggest surprise of all was the Freedom Front Plus with 10 seats in the National Assembly and an impressive showing across the provinces.