PORT ELIZABETH - The African National Congress in Nelson Mandela Bay says there were widespread attempted to manipulate the vote in the metro.

In a media conference shortly before 10pm in Port Elizabeth on Thursday, the ANC said they had filed a dispute against IEC due to "wide spread irregularities" and "number of missing ballot boxes".
Meanwhile, DA leader Mmusi Maimane claimed victory in the metro before the final results were in earlier on Thursday however, saying he was happy that the DA had made such large inroads in Port Elizabeth.
The ANC reported earlier on Thursday that they had found marked ballot papers outside of a voting station in Port Elizabeth.
However, IEC officials in a media briefing at 5pm said that the ballot papers were within their custody at the provincial results operations centre and recorded appropriately.
The IEC said there is nothing sinister about it and they were done with them.