The ANC currently has 41.84%, and the DA 41.72%. This currently translates to 11 seats for each party.
The EFF has 10.81%, making it a potential kingmaker in the metro, as it could be in other metros should the leading parties go into coalition with it.
The IFP is following far behind with 1.94%.
News24 elections analyst Dawie Scholtz said on Thursday that it was highly likely that neither the ANC nor the DA would get 50% in the metro.