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FORMER president Thabo Mbeki's brother Moeletsi Mbeki has attacked Cosatu's present leaders - describing them as having "no education, no knowledge, no expertise".
In his latest book, titled Architects of Poverty, Mbeki laments the departure of skilled Cosatu leaders to government and the private sector.
"They have no leadership. Cosatu lost their leaders in 1994. The unions are left with leaders who have no education, no knowledge, no expertise. That's why the poor are being ripped off . they don't understand the political economy of SA," he writes.
Mbeki, a dedicated activist in workers' struggles, writes: "They think they can ingratiate themselves with the politicians of the ANC, so in the past four years they have been crawling to Jacob Zuma, thinking they will use him.
"But Zuma ignored them once he got into power. He ignored them and privatised Vodacom."
Cosatu spokesperson Patrick Craven said the two million-member labour federation was disappointed at Mbeki, adding that his arguments were "factually incorrect and profoundly insulting towards trade union leaders who have devoted their lives to serving the workers' movement".