The Mafube Local Municipality has 17 seats. There were 28,798 registered voters in the local municipality for the 2011 local government elections. The highest voter turn-out was achieved in Ward 1 with 65.07 %. The lowest voter turn-out in the municipality was in Ward 6 with 55 %. The average voter turn-out achieved in the 2011 municipal elections was 59.67 %. Following the 2011 municipal elections, five political parties are represented in the municipality. The African National Congress was returned as the majority party with 12 seats. The Democratic Alliance holds 3 seats and the Congress of the People holds 2 seats. There are no independent councilors in the municipality.