The IEC says political parties contesting the 2021 Local Government Elections have failed to secure a majority in 66 councils as compared to 27 in the 2016 polls.
The Commission declared the municipal elections to be free and fair on Thursday night during the announcement of the results in Pretoria. The event was also attended by President Cyril Ramaphosa, several Cabinet ministers and former IEC Chairperson Dr Brigalia Bam.
The current IEC Chairperson Glen Mashinini also announced how the top five political parties performed in the over 200 municipalities.
IEC announces the 2021 Local Government Elections results
President Cyril Ramaphosa has thanked South Africans for voting in the recently concluded elections.
These were the sixth local polls since 1994.
President Ramaphosa also implored all elected representatives to work together to improve the living conditions of South Africans irrespective of their political affiliation.
Ramaphosa’s remarks following election results announcement: