NUM threatens to shut down Eskom over unbundling

The National Union of Mineworkers has threatened to shut down Eskom if the government continues to implement plans to unbundle the power utility. Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan announced on Tuesday that the process to separate Eskom to the generation, transmission and distribution units will start next year. The union suspects that this move is aimed at privatising the company which may lead to job cuts.

Guest: President of the National Union of Mineworkers Joseph Montisetsi