South Africa's ruling African National Congress has taken more than 59 percent of the votes in the national election after a third of the ballots were counted, the electoral commission said.
The ANC's main rival, the Democratic Alliance, had more than 27 percent, while the ultra-left Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) had just above 4 percent, the commission said.
It is 20 years since South Africans went to the polls full of hope and in the knowledge they were casting the votes that would make history.
Julius Malema is the "firebrand" who led the ANC’s youth league before being kicked out. Now he leads his "Economic Freedom Fighters" party.