Attention has now being shifted to tallying and announcement of results from across the country as Polls were closed in South Africa.
Voters elected lawmakers in a process that will ultimately lead to the choosing of a president by the next National Assembly.
The ruling ANC as widely expected have taken a strong lead with the DA and EFF trailing.
The vote is the sixth since the end of apartheid in 1994 and the adoption of democracy. On the same day there will be elections for provincial legislatures across the country.
South Africa has nine provinces which are: Limpopo, Guateng, Free State, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape, Western Cape, Kwa-Zulu Natal, North West and Mpumalanga provinces.
The EFF has surpassed the one million vote mark even though it is a mile behind the ANC (cloing in on 6 million) and the DA which is inching towards the 2.5 million mark.
Ruling ANC takes expected lead with 70% of votes collated.