NEC to discuss Nkandla report

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela last week released her damning report into the upgrades.

The Nkandla homestead. Picture: City Press.

JOHANNESBURG - Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's Nkandla report will be discussed at Friday's National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting, ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said.

The protector last week released her damning report into over R250 million upgrades at President Jacob Zuma's private KwaZulu-Natal home.

Madonsela found the president violated the executive ethics code and benefited from the upgrades.

The last nine days saw huge anger at how so much government money was spent on Zuma's Nkandla home.

Veteran ANC members also criticised the president.

While the ruling party doesn't always give details about the NEC agenda, Mthembu says he's confident the issue will be discussed.

He says the NEC did discuss the government task team report into the project and therefore, Madonsela's report will likely be discussed.

With the backing of most of the NEC, ANC and alliance partners, chances of any revolt against Zuma are very slim.

The NEC is likely to strongly criticise those ANC members who have spoken out against the president, rather than criticise Zuma himself.