Speaking to NewsDay Mutsvangwa said,
He (Mugabe) should wake up to the reality of Moyo as hopelessly damaged goods. He has no iota of honour and must dump this trash can minister to salvage his increasingly tainted legacy. (He) must dump this crime-ridden minister to salvage his increasingly soiled legacy. How can Mugabe’s most trusted official be a thief and fraudster with a sordid historical background of wartime deserter-turned-traitor? It’s tragic when an iconic African leader in his twilight hour, stakes his political legacy to two petty and parochial lightweights. The two (Moyo and Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko) have no gravitas in the party of the revolution. They can only weigh down their appointing chief with their obstinacy in the face of patent and admitted criminality.
Mutsvangwa was dropped from Cabinet early this year as part of the ongoing internal fight to succeed Mugabe, but he has held on to his position as leader of the former freedom fighters. Moyo is accused of abusing Zimdef funds for personal gain, including supporting his political fortunes in Tsholotsho North constituency. He has maintained that his actions were justified, as the money had benefited Zanu PF programmes, including the youth league’s million-man march.