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Citizen Reporter
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4 Nov 2021
11:18 am

Final election results live: Coalitions imminent with 66 hung municipalities

Citizen Reporter

Joburg is the country's latest hung municipality, as figures finally came in for the country's biggest Metro.

A general view at the IEC results center in Pretoria, 3 November 2021. Picture: Jacques Nelles

The election results are out. Although the ANC won 161 municipalities, there are 66 municipalities with hung councils.

This means parties will have to form governing coalitions.

Note: The article continues below the embedded elections map.

The final election results are as follows:

  • ANC – 46%
  • DA – 22%
  • EFF – 10%
  • IFP – 6%
  • FF+ – 2%
  • ActionSA – 2%

Coalition negotiations

Parties will now have to put aside their differences and negotiate coalitions.

The next few days are sure to see plenty of horse trading as parties try to secure coalitions.

Click on the interactive map above to find the latest election results for your municipality, courtesy of the IEC.

In Gauteng alone, the ANC failed to secure outright majorities in nine of the province’s 11 municipalities, including the three Metros of Tshwane, Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni.

Remarkably though, the party has boosted its share of the Limpopo vote to 60.8%.

Election results – Read more here:

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By late last night, Mashaba had spurned an approach from the ANC. And if the Democratic Alliance (DA) have not called him yet, it is imminent, according to DA sources.

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