A motion of no confidence by the ANC has succeeded against Cederberg mayor Ruben Richards.
It comes after a forensic investigation was launched into allegations of fraud and corruption against Richards.
Richards is the leader and one of the founding members of the Cederberg First Residents Party.
Cederberg was among the hung councils after the local government elections and an agreement between the DA, Freedom Front Plus and the Cederberg First Residents Party was signed.
The ANC tabled the motion of no confidence during a full council meeting on Wednesday. The motion succeeded with the support of one DA councillor.