In an interview with The Chronicle, former War Veterans Minister Retired Colonel Tshinga Dube said that former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko abandoned him when he was appointed Vice President in 2015, Dube also said that Mphoko ignored his advice and warnings against aligning himself to G40.
Mphoko was my personal friend; we worked together for a long time in the Zipra High Command. However, when he assumed power, I was disappointed because he surrounded himself with the wrong people who gave him bad advice. He got new friends in the form of the likes of George Mlala. This is where he got things wrong because he involved himself with dubious characters with a very bad history. They misled him into playing factional politics with the G40 people. I think you remember that at one point Mphoko dressed me down at (Zanu-PF Bulawayo provincial headquarters) Davies Hall when he said I should work with the Mlala group and the rest of the G40 cabal or my political life would come to an end.