IEC confident all results will be in by Friday night
Fri, 05 Aug 2016 09:17:58
The IEC says it expects to have the vote counting process finalised by Friday night. The commission’s manager of Electoral matters, Steward Murphy says the results haven’t really moved during the night as IEC personnel at the provincial result centres were sent home to sleep. The ANC is still leading nationally with 54 percent of the vote followed by the DA at 26 percent.
“One might say if it took 24 hours to do 95% of the results why another 12 hours to do 5%? Simply because we are now dealing with the problem areas, the metropolitan areas. So the metropolitan areas, large quantities and large volumes, so we looking at probably later this evening for 100% completion.”