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2024 ELECTIONS PHOTO ESSAY

In pictures – Five days that shifted South Africa’s political landscape

In pictures – Five days that shifted South Africa’s political landscape
President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers a speech after the official announcement of SA’s 2024 election results at the IEC National Results Operations Centre in Midrand on 2 June 2024. (Photo: Felix Dlangamandla)

For some, it was five nail-biting days; for others it was pure elation. And for many others, it was a massive disappointment. Daily Maverick chief photographer Felix Dlangamandla spent Wednesday, 29 May, to Sunday, 2 June, at the IEC National Results Operations Centre in Midrand, capturing the highs and lows of the 2024 South African elections.

Bheki Cele and Gwede Mantashe share a light moment at the official announcement at the IEC National Results Operations Centre in Midrand on 2 June 2024. (Photo: Felix Dlangamandla)

President Cyril Ramaphosa walks to the stage to deliver the main speech at the official announcement at the IEC National Results Operations Centre in Midrand on 2 June 2024. (Photo: Felix Dlangamandla)

President Cyril Ramaphosa arrives for the official announcement at the IEC National Results Operations Centre in Midrand on 2 June 2024. (Photo: Felix Dlangamandla)

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Naledi Pandor and Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe have a chat at the IEC National Results Operations Centre in Midrand on 2 June 2024. (Photo: Felix Dlangamandla)

ANC Secretary-General Fikile Mbalula briefs the media at the IEC National Results Operations Centre in Midrand on 2 June 2024. (Photo: Felix Dlangamandla)

A shadow of the ANC Secretary-General Fikile Mbalula on the backdrop while he briefs the media at the IEC National Results Operations Centre in Midrand on 2 June 2024. (Photo: Felix Dlangamandla)

Leader of the uMkhonto Wesizwe Party Jacob Zuma arrives at the IEC National Results Operations Centre in Midrand on 1 June 2024. (Photo: Felix Dlangamandla)

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Leader of the uMkhonto Wesizwe party Jacob Zuma and his daughter Duduzile at the IEC National Results Operations Centre in Midrand on 1 June 2024. (Photo: Felix Dlangamandla)

Gayton McKenzie, president of the Patriotic Alliance, at the IEC National Results Operations Centre in Midrand on 1 June 2024. (Photo: Felix Dlangamandla)

Songezo Zibi, Rise Mzansi leader, at the IEC National Results Operations Centre in Midrand on 1 June 2024. (Photo: Felix Dlangamandla)

Jacob Zuma’s whisperer, Duduzile Zuma at the IEC National Results Operations Centre in Midrand on 1 June 2024. (Photo: Felix Dlangamandla)

Gayton McKenzie, president of the Patriotic Alliance, and Makashule Gana of Rise Mzansi at the IEC National Results Operations Centre in Midrand on 1 June 2024. (Photo: Felix Dlangamandla)

Marshall Dlamini, EFF leader Julius Malema and Floyd Shivambu at the IEC National Results Operations Centre in Midrand on 1 June 2024. (Photo: Felix Dlangamandla)

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The EFF’s Vuyani Pambo, Omphile Maotwe and Floyd Shivambu, and the ANC’s Gwede Mantashe at the IEC National Results Operations Centre in Midrand on 1 June 2024. (Photo: Felix Dlangamandla)

Bosa leader Mmusi Maimane at the IEC National Results Operations Centre in Midrand on 1 June 2024. (Photo: Felix Dlangamandla)

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Party agents and IEC staff at the IEC National Results Operations Centre in Midrand on 1 June 2024. (Photo: Felix Dlangamandla)

African Congress for Transformation leader Ace Magashule at the IEC National Results Operations Centre in Midrand on 31 May 2024. (Photo: Felix Dlangamandla)

EFF leader Advocate Dali Mpofu and Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh at the IEC National Results Operations Centre in Midrand on 31 May 2024.(Photo: Felix Dlangamandla)

Dali Mpofu and Duduzile Zuma at the IEC National Results Operations Centre in Midrand on 31 May 2024. (Photo: Felix Dlangamandla)

EFF’s Floyd Shivambu at the IEC National Results Operations Centre in Midrand on 31 May 2024. (Photo: Felix Dlangamandla)

 

The ANC’s Gwede Mantashe and Action SA leader Herman Mashaba at the IEC National Results Operations Centre in Midrand on 31 May 2024.(Photo: Felix Dlangamandla) DM

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