Traditional healers in Limpopo's Sekhukhune District predict the 2024 election results ahead of the official count.

Traditional healers in Limpopo predict the 2024 election results ahead of the official count. Image: iStock

Sangomas’ elections poll: What do the bones predict?

In Limpopo’s Sekhukhune District, traditional healers have made early predictions about the 2024 general election results.

Traditional healers in Limpopo's Sekhukhune District predict the 2024 election results ahead of the official count.

Traditional healers in Limpopo predict the 2024 election results ahead of the official count. Image: iStock

As South Africans eagerly await the final results of the 2024 general elections, some traditional healers in Limpopo’s Sekhukhune District have already predicted the outcome.

These healers, visited by the SABC, believe the African National Congress (ANC) will emerge victorious on a national level.

Traditional healer predicts ANC victory

“According to the bones and how I’ve seen them, the ANC will still take the first position followed by the DA in the second position, and the EFF will take the third position followed by the other political parties,” said one traditional healer.

“Although the ANC is leading, it will get only 50% of the votes, and all the other political parties will share the other 50%.”

Another traditional healer echoed this prediction, having also thrown her bones and consulted the ancestors.

She stated, “When I look into the bones, they’re clearly demonstrating that the ANC will win, and it’ll continue to govern the country. Other parties will follow, but they won’t defeat the ANC in these elections. The ANC is protected by its ancestors, such as Nelson Mandela and others.”

South Africa’s 2024 Elections: 20% of votes counted by midday on first day

Meanwhile, halfway through the first day of vote counting in South Africa’s 2024 national and provincial elections, over 20% of the votes have been tallied.

As of 14:00 on Thursday, results from 4710 out of 23 293 voting districts have been recorded. The Electoral Commission’s results dashboard indicates that the ANC is currently leading with 43.51% of the vote.

The Democratic Alliance follows with 24.65%, while the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) hold 8.85%. The uMKhonto we Sizwe (MK Party) has secured around 8.11%, and the Patriotic Alliance (PA) stands at 4.07%.

Millions of South Africans participated in the elections on Wednesday, enduring long queues reminiscent of the historic 1994 elections.

Despite the polls closing at 21:00, all citizens in line were allowed to cast their votes. This high voter turnout reflects the nation’s robust democratic engagement and the significant stakes of the 2024 elections.