SASOLBURG - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in the Free State has successfully negotiated the mayoral seat in the Metsimaholo Council, which services areas including Sasolburg, Zamdela and Deneysville. EFF councillor, Selloane Motjeane, was elected as the mayor in the first council sitting. Metsimaholo was one of the four hung municipalities in the Free State. The African National Congress (ANC) has won 16 of the 46 council seats. Both the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the EFF won 12 seats. At least 24 seats were required to constitute a majority. The embattled municipality was placed under administration in February 2020 after it failed to convene meetings and pass the budget. The party will lead the municipality which has been plagued with inefficiencies following a dysfunctional coalition government in the past. EFF provincial secretary Bosanku Msimanga says they are happy to be governing in the municipality. He said they will never let their people down, but will from now on go back to the drawing board and ensure that some of the programmes they agreed on in their manifesto are implemented.
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