Chris Hani Jazz Festival postponed sine die at the last minute

The Chris Hani Jazz Festival has been postponed indefinitely on Sunday, September 25 at the eleventh hour due to “issues beyond our control”.

It would have been the first since Covid-19 put an end to social gatherings.

In a joint statement by Chris Hani District Municipality (CHDM) spokesperson Bulelwa Ganyaza and Ministry of Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture spokesperson Andile Nduna, jazz fans were disappointed in the last minutes.

ICYMI | The Chris Hani Jazz Festival kicks off in Komani on Sunday

“We unfortunately had to postpone the festival and the decision was not taken lightly as it was informed by factors beyond our control. As organizers of this annual jazz festival, we express our sincere apologies. for this unforeseen postponement,” the statement read.

The festival was supposed to conclude the Heritage Month activities which included the official launch of the renaming of the local municipality of Engcobo (LM) to Dr AB Xuma LM. Events also included the unveiling of statues of late ANC stalwarts Walter Sisulu and Xuma.

We live in a world where fact and fiction collide

In times of uncertainty, you need trusted journalism. For 14 days free, you can access a world of in-depth analysis, investigative journalism, leading opinion and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter, you will be charged R75 per month. You can cancel at any time and if you cancel within 14 days you will not be charged.

Willie J. Johnson