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Mantashe: ANC comfortable with early lead in vote

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe says the ruling party is feeling comfortable as preliminary election results place them as the current front-runners.

Votes counted so far show the ANC standing at 51.1%, the DA on 31.6% and EFF 6.6%, in terms of national support.

Mantashe says that its encouraging to see that the ANC has secured over 30% of the vote in the Western Cape so far, considering the fact that the ANC stood at 34% at the last elections.

He explains that internal party dynamics in the province have been a cause for concern, while he says that it is too early to tell how well they have performed in the hotly contested metros.

We should not hope now. It's bad to predict when results are trickling in.

Gwede Mantashe, ANC secretary general

According to Mantashe, the majority of initial results have come from voting districts in organised metropoles, adding that results from townships and other communities are expected to come in later.

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