The African National Congress (ANC) retained control of the Mangaung Metro by winning outright majority on the council. However, as has been the story throughout the 2021 Local Government Elections, it lost some of the support it had in the previous LGE.
According to the IEC Municipal Election Results Dashboard, 100 percent of the votes in the metro have been finalised:
370 of 370 Voting Districts completed
51 of 51 Wards completed
1 of 1 Municipalities completed
101 of 101 Seats allocated
In 2016, the ANC won 58 of the 100 seats available on the Mangaung council. The DA had 27 and the EFF 9.
In 2021, 101 seats were up for grabs – the ANC garnered just over 50 percent of the vote, which earned it 51 seats. The DA and EFF will have the majority of the opposition seats in the Free State metro again.
101 METRO COUNCIL SEATS
Municipal election results: https://results.elections.org.za/dashboards/lge/#