ANC continues to lead nationally
Pretoria - The ANC continued to dominate the results board just before midday on Thursday as the outcome of for South Africa's fourth post-democracy municipal election continued to unfold.
By 11:30, the African National Congress had 11.9m votes (63.31%) followed by the Democratic Alliance with 4.03m (22.9%).
The Inkatha Freedom Party had obtained 685 461 votes (3.64%), the Congress of the People, 519 187 votes (2.76%) and the IFP splinter group, the National Freedom Party, 454 719 votes (2.41%).
Nationally, 23m people registered to vote in the local government election, which has been described as a "two-horse race" between the ANC and the DA.
There was a total voter turnout of 6 967 181 people.