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These Reactions to the Current Election Results from South Africans are Hilarious

South Africans are having a field day on social media as the votes from the elections are still being counted.

South Africans cast their votes in the national elections just two days ago. Described as the most fiercely contested elections the country has had in years, there was plenty of drama at the polls.

Some voters were turned away because there weren't enough ballot papers while others finessed the system and actually voted more than once. If that weren't enough, documents have surfaced that show that Russian operatives were planning to influence the election results in favor of the ruling African National Congress (ANC).


Approximately 70 percent of the votes have been counted thus far. According to News24, the ANC is currently in the lead with 57.31 percent followed by the Democratic Alliance and the Economic Freedom Fighters with 21.09 and 10.31 percent respectively. While the ANC's support has dropped from 62.15 percent in the 2014 elections, the DA and more so the EFF, have grown their support substantially.

READ: South Africa: I Voted Today and I've Regretted Nothing More

However, South Africans on Twitter are throwing some serious shade because the votes definitely don't reflect the popular opinions that were so rampant on social media over the past few weeks. The biggest questions on everybody's mind are why the ANC is in the lead (when everyone on Twitter seemed to be voting for the EFF) and how the right-wing Freedom Front Plus (FF+) is now a part of the top five political parties in the country.

Take a look at some of these reactions below:








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Bobi Wine's Release Detailed in Latest Episode of 'The Messenger'

Trauma is the topic on the podcast's latest episode: "The Ballot or The Bullet."

The latest episode of The Messenger is something to behold.

Created by Sudanese-American rapper Bas, The Messenger throws the spotlight on the thunderous circumstances many African countries face, with a close focus on Ugandan politician Bobi Wine.

In his most recent traumatic experience, Wine and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi were released from a nearly two-week military house arrest following the ruling of a Ugandan court. Keeping up with current events and circumstances that Wine finds himself in, the latest episode of the podcast recounts the traumatic events that led to Wine's very public abuse and eventual house arrest.

Upon his release, Wine spoke with The Messenger and had this to say, "I want to remind the world that we went in this election knowing how corrupt the staff of the electoral commission is. We saw this through the campaign and the world saw how much was oppressed, how biased and one sided the electoral commission was, and how much it was in the full grip of General Museveni. And therefore we are going to test every legal test, we shall take every legal test. We shall take every legal step. And indeed we shall take every moral and morally proactive, nonviolent, but legal and peaceful step to see that we liberate ourselves. The struggle has not ended. It is just beginning."

Listen to Episode 7 of The Messenger here.

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