ANC leads the pack in national vote count with 43.39%

As of 2.30pm on Thursday, with 20.41% of the national votes counted and processed, the ANC is in the lead with 43.39% of the electoral support in the 2024 general elections.

The DA came in second place behind the ANC with 24.83% of the national vote, while the EFF came in third with 8.81%.

According to the Independent Electoral Commission’s (IEC) website, as of 2.30pm, the national votes had been counted at 4 755 out of 23 293 voting stations.


The IEC said that 27 782 477 people had registered to vote. It is yet to reveal the actual number of people who cast their ballots on Wednesday.

According to the IEC’s website, in fourth place after the EFF was the uMkhonto weSizwe Party with 8.05%, while the Patriotic Alliance rounded off the top five at 4.09%.

Below is the breakdown of the provincial results as of 2.30pm: 

EASTERN CAPE (22.76% of the votes counted):

ANC = 63.72%, DA = 15.53%, and EFF = 9.26%

FREE STATE (30.83% of the votes counted):


ANC = 52.47%, DA = 22.72%, and EFF = 11.50%

GAUTENG (12.16% of the votes counted):

ANC = 36.22%, DA = 29.20%, EFF = 11.03%, and MK = 10.19%

KWAZULU-NATAL (10.57% of the votes counted):

MK = 43.63%, ANC = 21.34%, IFP = 16.82%, DA = 11.06%, and EFF = 2.44% 

MPUMALANGA (19.88% of the votes counted):

ANC = 52.89%, MK = 17.57%, and EFF = 12.27% 

NORTHERN CAPE (71.78% of the votes counted):

ANC = 47.03%, DA = 24.14%, and EFF = 10.48%

LIMPOPO (10.39% of the votes counted):

ANC = 71.79%, EFF = 11.26%, and DA = 9.58% 

NORTH WEST (16.41% of the votes counted):

ANC = 62.83%, EFF = 16.41%, and DA 10.17%

WESTERN CAPE (32.82% of the votes counted): 

DA = 49.13%, ANC = 22.32%, and PA = 10.87% 

The IEC will brief the media on Thursday evening as results trickle in from across the country. 

The briefing will take place at the IEC’s national results operation centre at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg. 

On Thursday, the national results operation centre, which has a dashboard showing the latest results, was abuzz with political party representatives, independent candidates’ representatives, election observers, members of the media, IEC staff, and political analysts, among others. 

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