Rustenburg - The Freedom Front Plus has snatched a seat from the Democratic Alliance in the JB Marks municipality in North West.
Everhardus Johannes Jacobus Laing won Ward 2 with 677 votes, translating to 41.71 percent of the votes.
Former DA provincial leader Christ Hattingh obtained 489 votes, Mollelwa Elizabeth Radebe of the African National Congress received 424 votes, while James Khumalo Phawe from the Economic Freedom Fighters received 33 votes.
The ward was previously represented by the DA and became vacant as a result of the resignation of Gavin Edwards, who went to represent the party at the North West provincial legislature following the May 8 general election.
The DA also lost a seat to the ANC at the Cederberg municipality in the Western Cape.