As more allegations of dumped ballot papers start to emerge, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) assured South Africans that counting of votes at local voting stations has been credible.
Yesterday, Eyewitness News reported that ballot papers were found in Pretoria, Alexandra and Diepsloot.
The commission said after the polls close, all ballots are counted in front of the party agents, who then sign off on them before they're stored for safekeeping.
The IEC's Mosotho Moepya said, "Party agents signed the results slip to confirm that the votes that are attributed to their party are correct. The results slip moves from that point to the local capturing site."
Allegations of dumped votes
An audit confirmed that black bags with ballot papers found at a Lynnwood Ridge park in Pretoria were in fact counted, Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Helen Zille said.
In a tweet, she said the Gauteng ballots papers may have fallen off a truck but investigations into the incident are continuing.
The papers were discovered on Thursday morning.
Most of the papers were apparently in favour of the DA, but this cannot be independently confirmed.
Sources say the black bags were discovered by residents this morning and collected by an unknown man earlier in the day.
Reports are also coming in that two ballots boxes have been found hidden between and inside shacks in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg.
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is also claiming that a ballot box was dumped in Diepsloot.
A ward counsellor in the area confirmed that ballot papers were found in the northern Johannesburg township.
Abraham Mabuke says he was alerted of this earlier today.
"A lot of ballot papers have been found at Cobra Street, Diepsloot, by school kids."
He says he went to collect the papers himself.
"Those ballot papers are the correct ballot papers for the national and provincial elections and are marked in favour of the ANC."
The IEC says it isn't aware of any ballots that were dumped but confirmed it received two complaints from political parties.
The commission says it has forwarded these complaints to its provincial structures to investigate.
In addition, it has also emerged that voters in the North West weren't given provincial ballot papers when they cast their ballots.
The IEC says this too is under investigation.