cosatuSowetan reports that Cosatu’s Mpumalanga provincial chairperson, Live Monini, told marchers on Wednesday that the union federation was ready to render the province ungovernable if employees of the Gupta-linked Gloria mine were not paid their salaries.  

He told the protestors in eMalahleni:  Let’s not punish workers as we deal with state capture, because there are employees who have not been paid for over four months in this Gupta mine.”  Monini said further that the unbundling of Eskom would most likely to lead to job losses.  Refilwe Mtsweni, Mpumalanga premier, and senior officials at the labour department, received a memorandum from the Cosatu marchers.  Mtsweni said she would make sure that Cosatu’s demands were met.  Meanwhile, 22 persons believed to be cable thieves are still trapped underground at the Gloria mine.  A court order instructing the mine to resume rescue operations to find the trapped men was issued on Wednesday.

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