About 26 million prospective voters went to the municipal polls which were fiercely contested.
For the first time in the country’s post-Apartheid history, about 200 political parties and over 61 000 candidates participated in the crucial polls.
The staging of the municipal polls has been described as another historic moment post-Apartheid South Africa.
Almost all political parties endorsed the electoral process as free and fair.
IEC chairperson Glen Mashinini says South Africa has registered yet another success in re-affirming the people’s rights to use their votes to determine who governs them.
“Our country should be proud to proclaim to the world that we are flying the banner of electoral democracy high. We have sent a message that we South Africans remain a beacon of pre-eminence in the conduct of electoral democracy,” says Mashinini.
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