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NUM warns African Congress of any plans to split state power firm Eskom

NUM warns African Congress of any plans to split state power firm Eskom
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South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) warned the ruling African National Congress (ANC) on Thursday not to take its members' votes for granted at a May election, as it expressed anger at a government plan to split power firm Eskom. The NUM, which is the biggest union at Eskom with around 15,000 members, said at a news conference that it "barged into" the ANC's headquarters in downtown Johannesburg after President Cyril Ramaphosa said Eskom would be split into three entities. Senior ANC officials assured the NUM that the plan to split Eskom would not lead to job losses or privatisation of the power utility, NUM General Secretary David Sipunzi said.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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