Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo has torn into former Presidential Affairs Minister Didymus Mutasa describing him as “not a security person”.
Professor Moyo criticised Mutasa while delivering a lecture at the Zimbabwe Staff College in Harare on Thursday.
He said the former Zanu-PF Secretary for Administration had become a security threat rather than a security person.
Professor Moyo said after his dismissal from the Presidential Affairs ministry, Mutasa went on a rampage attacking the Zanu-PF government through some media houses.
Professor Moyo said such utterances can not be expected from a former security minister.
“Mutasa has been talking nonsense and it is unheard of as a former security minister. He should have been quiet and we were supposed to be worried about what he is thinking about. Clearly it shows he was not in charge of national security. He is a megaphone and has nothing to do with security,” said Professor Moyo.
Turning to the issue of succession ambitions by former Vice President Joice Mujuru, Professor Moyo said it was an ill informed move which was decisively dealt with at the 6th Zanu-PF National Peoples Congress.
“It is the first time that we heard of a former vice president who has been reduced to a card carrying member. It only took someone with amazing guts to challenge a president who has just won a landslide election. She should have listened and been loyal to the president,” he added.
The presentation pointed out that Zimbabwe is good at solving any form of national security threats.
On divisions within the ruling party, Professor Moyo said the divisions were fuelled by the interests of the former colonisers who wanted to regain control through former Vice President Mujuru and her group.