The IEC has announced the election results. Political parties are considering coalition partners amid a record of hung municipalities. The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) said it received and cleared 290 objections after investigations and deliberations in the 2021 municipal elections. The electoral commission announced on Thursday evening that it is satisfied that the conditions for free and fair elections were met and that the results of 213 councils are declared as final results.
IEC chair Glen Mashinini said: “Among the factors, which the commission must consider in declaring an election free and fair, is firstly whether the electoral regulations, laws and agreed processes were followed.”