WATCH: MPs hold special debate on Eskom

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JOHANNESBURG - Parliament is hosting a special debate following the Budget speech. 

The debate comes a day after Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni delivered his annual budget speech.

The minister announced that government will give Eskom a total of R69-billion but will not take on R100-billion of debt as requested by the struggling firm.

Eskom is drowning in R420-billion of debt.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that the power utility will be split into three entities.