DA leader Mmusi Maimane, centre, speaks to members of the media at the IEC national results centre in Pretoria, May 9 2019. Picture: WALDO SWIEERS/BLOOMBERG
DA leader Mmusi Maimane, centre, speaks to members of the media at the IEC national results centre in Pretoria, May 9 2019. Picture: WALDO SWIEERS/BLOOMBERG

The ANC looked set for its worst performance of the democratic era with its support after Wednesday’s elections unlikely to breach 60%.

But the bigger crisis could befall the DA, with a drop in support from 2014, indicating it has failed to capitalise on the governing party’s problems. It is likely to prompt questions about Mmusi Maimane’s leadership.

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SA's politicians comment on the election process on May 9 2019.