The call comes after the National Union of Mineworkers (Num) threatened last week to withhold its support for the ruling African National Congress in national elections in May should the government push ahead with the plan President Cyril Ramaphosa announced to unbundle power utility Eskom.
Amcu has accused the National Union of Mineworkers (Num) of colluding with Sibanye Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman to rob the working class of economic freedom.
Num, Cosatu and others after the elections, they will sit around the table and they won't buck in [sic]."
The comment follows a veiled threat from an affiliate of the National Union of Mineworkers (Num) to withdraw its support for the governing party in the upcoming general elections.
In response, the National Union of Mineworkers (Num) went on strike at the mine on Nov. 2.
This 'unbundling' was immediately seized upon by Cosatu and the Num as tantamount to the wholesale privatisation of the parastatal.
Num has threatened to withhold its support for the ANC during the May elections if government goes ahead with plans to unbundle the state-owned utility.
“Let us reject the false narrative that the only way out of this is through bitter confrontation and conflict.” CONCERNS AROUND THE UNBUNDLING OF ESKOM The National Union of Mineworkers (Num) says if the government ignores its concerns around the unbundling of Eskom, its members could retaliate by withholding their votes at the polls.
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Ramaphosa, the founding general secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers (Num) and scourge of mining bosses, anointed by Mandela as the ANC's lead negotiator during the transition and the midwife of the final Constitution, found it necessary to tell Mosioua Lekota and Julius Malema that he was not "a sell-out".