In the election of 3 August 2016, no party won a majority of seats on the council. The Democratic Alliance formed a coalition with smaller political parties, including the Economic Freedom Fighters, Metsimaholo Community Association (MCA) and the Freedom Front Plus to govern the municipality. The DA was awarded 12 seats in the council to the 19 held by the African National Congress. The MCA's Sello Hlasa was elected mayor of the municipality, while Arnoldi du Ploy and Linda Radebeof of the DA were elected as Speaker and Council Whip respectively. The following table shows the results of the election.