Energy minister Jeff Radebe spent hours at the IEC National Results Operations Centre in Pretoria on Wednesday evening where political parties waited to see how they performed in the sixth national and provincial elections.
Radebe was among the ANC representatives, including deputy secretary-general Jesse Duarte, who were glued to the screen.
He said the ANC will receive an overwhelming majority but refused to quantify his projections in percentage terms.
“Well we will all be here on Saturday, the IEC will announce that the ANC has won the elections and that President Ramaphosa will continue being the president of the Republic of South Africa. It will be an overwhelming majority,” Radebe predicted.
Radebe also shared the party’s feelings about voting stations that remained closed while less than an hour remained before voting stations would close at night.