Free State Provincial Legislature

Free State Provincial Legislature
5th legislature
Mxolisi Dukwana, African National Congress
Seats 30
Political groups
  Freedom Front Plus (1)
Party-list proportional representation
Last election
7 May 2014

The Free State Provincial Legislature is the primary legislative body of the South African province of Free State. It is unicameral in its composition, and elects the premier and the provincial cabinet from among the members of the leading party or coalition in the parliament.


The provincial legislature consists of 30 members, who are elected through a system of party list proportional representation with closed lists. The most recent election was held on 7 May 2014. The following table summarises the results.

Party Votes Vote % Seats
African National Congress 708,720 69.85 22
Democratic Alliance 164,672 16.23 5
Economic Freedom Fighters 82,674 8.15 2
Freedom Front Plus 21,339 2.10 1
Other parties 37,258 3.67 0
Total 1,014,663 100.0 30


The following people have served as Speaker of the Free State Provincial Legislature:

Name Entered Office Left Office Party
Rev. Motlalepule Chambaku [1] 1994 1998 ANC
Joel Mafereka [2] 1998 2001 ANC
Jani Mohapi 2001 2002 ANC
Mxolisi Dukwana [3] 2002 Present ANC


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