# The Economic Freedom Fighters has secured the mayoral seat in the Metsimaholo Municipality in the Free State. EFF councillor Selloane Motjeane was elected as mayor at the first council sitting. The African National Congress won 16 of the 46 council seats while the Democratic Alliance and the EFF won 12 seats each. Metsimaholo Municipality was placed under administration in February 2020 after it failed to convene meetings and pass the budget. EFF provincial secretary Bosanku Msimanga says they are happy to be governing in the municipality.