The African National Congress (ANC), the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Freedom Front Plus (FF Plus) are the first parties to win ward seats in the local government elections. The parties have won seats in 3 different wards in the Free State and Northern Cape.

In total, three seats have been won across the country from 17 districts where vote counting has been completed.

The local government elections results started trickling in on Monday night at the Results Operation Center in Pretoria.

ANC is leading in Mvomvo Lodge Voting District of the Umzimvubu Local Municipality in the Eastern Cape.

Voting stations closed at 21:00 on Monday night.

Earlier, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) said it was still measuring the voter turnout figures following the 2021 local government elections.

The IEC has published the first results of the 2021 local government elections.

On Monday, the IEC said voting stations that were affected by delays may be allowed to remain open for a longer period of time.
The commission added that voters who were still in the queue by 9pm this evening when voting stations close will be allowed to vote.