Parties' bravado fades

- | 6 months ago

KwaZulu-Natal political parties were last night on tenterhooks as vote-counting in the province continued until late on Thursday evening, with no clear winner having emerged in polls dogged by claims of double-voting.

 Counting began slowly in the early hours of on Thursday and by 9 am less than 10% of the vote had been captured. At that point representatives of KZN’s major political parties — the ANC, DA, IFP and EFF — who had gathered at the provincial Independent Electoral (IEC) results centre in Durban oozed confidence, with each one of them predicting an outright majority for their respective parties.

However, as the day progressed, with parties realising that they could miss their stated targets, the bravado earlier shown by party leaders had vanished.

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