Politics and jazz for the ANC

The ANC has welcomed the 'coincidence' that the NEC meeting and the jazz festival took place simultaneously.

The ANC has welcomed the 'coincidence' that its NEC meeting in Cape Town is being held on the same weekend as the Cape Town International Jazz Festival. Picture: GCIS.

CAPE TOWN - The African National Congress (ANC) has welcomed the 'coincidence' that its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in the mother city is being held on the same weekend as the Cape Town International Jazz Festival.

The NEC is expected to conclude its three day meeting in Cape Town today which includes discussion on Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's Nkandla report.

The ruling party's top brass has been meeting behind closed doors for the past two days at a Sea Point hotel in Cape Town discussing the state of the party.

But they also took time out to go to the music festival.

The party's Jackson Mthembu says the coincidence was wonderful for the ANC.

"In our campaign, we interact with all sectors of our society including musicians and artists."

Meanwhile, after at first refusing to divulge whether the Nkandla report would be discussed by the NEC, Mthembu yesterday confirmed that the Nkandla report is on the committee's agenda.

Mthembu wouldn't however give finer details of the discussions but did say an official press conference on the ruling party's high level meeting will be held at Luthuli House in Johannesburg tomorrow at 12pm.