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DA unseats ANC in Metsimaholo municipality in Free State

The DA’s formed a coalition with smaller political parties including the EFF after it received 12 seats.

Picture: Aletta Harrison/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Democratic Alliance (DA) has unseated the African National Congress(ANC) in the Metsimaholo Municipality in the Free State.

The party has formed a coalition with smaller political parties including the Economic Freedom Fighters(EFF), after it received 12 seats in the council, and the ANC 19.

The municipality is the first in the province to be DA-run since 1994.

The Metsimaholo Community Association's (MCA) Sello Hlasa has been elected mayor of the municipality, while the DA has both the speaker and council whip positions.

The municipality comprises areas including Sasolburg, where the EFF gained support at the recent polls.

The DA-led coalition government received 23 votes collectively, after partnering with the EFF, the MCA and the Freedom Front Plus.

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