ANC falls well short of majority as vote counting draws to a close

The writing is on the wall for the embattled ANC which is on the brink of losing its majority for the first time since the dawn of democracy, and further suspense for SA as  parties jostle for position in coalition talks that will inevitably follow the elections.

With 15.3-million votes (97.46% complete) counted by 8.39am on Saturday, the ANC was leading nationally with 6.1-million votes (or 40.11%), followed by the DA with 3.3-million (21.71%), and uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) party with 2.2-million (14.84%)…

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