WATCH: Numsa media briefing amid Eskom woes

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JOHANNESBURG - The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) briefed the media on Eskom, plastic strikes and the 2019 budget speech.

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni 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.

President Cyril Ramaphosa wants to reform Eskom, which generates 95 percent of South Africa's electricity but is drowning in R420-billion of debt, to lift the economy before the elections in May.

The president said Eskom will be unbundled into three entities, a move Numsa rejects.