The National Freedom Party (NFP) has won the eDumbe municipality in KwaZulu-Natal, taking six seats on the council after getting 33.5% of the vote.
The party had the majority of seats on the council after the 2011 elections, but did not take part in 2016 after failing to pay the election fee to the IEC.
The NFP was lead by former deputy science minister and IFP chairperson, Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi, before she succumbed to COVID-related cardiac arrest in September.
Magwaza-Msibi was also a former major of the Zululand district council before for she served in the National Parliament.
With 46% of the voting districts verifying results in KwaZulu-Natal, the ANC has won six of the councils that have finished counting their votes.
The DA has one.