By Thursday afternoon, the leader board at Results Operation Centre (ROC) showed that over 7,5 million of the valid votes cast had been counted.
The Electoral Commission (IEC) will urgently conduct an audit of results and votes cast in a sample of voting stations to ascertain if double voting occurred.
Government has thanked the millions of South Africans from all walks of life who voted in the country’s sixth democratic national and provincial elections.
South Africa’s 2019 National and Provincial Elections are a prime example of how African countries can carry out future elections.
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