Anyone in Zanu-PF - or anyone else for that matter - who is planning to oust President Robert Mugabe had better think again. Because Madam Oppah Muchinguri (right), our country's formidable Minister for Women, is planning a demonstration that will bring the country to a halt, quite possible to its knees, and even leave it flat on its face, having passed out cold.
This is what she promised, when speaking to a meeting of female party activitists this week: "Let me assure you ladies, if anyone in Zanu-PF or elsewhere tries to remove Mugabe from power I and the Women's League will march in the streets of Harare naked."
And just in case some of us didn't quite believe our ears, she made herself perfectly clear: "We are prepared to remove our clothes in support of his candidature."
While you all come to terms with that thought, may I interject a personal note? I am an unashamed admirer of Oppah. She is a upstanding example of national womanhood and if she wants to get her kit off in public, that's fine by me. However, the thought of some of her less-blessed colleagues in the Women's League similarly disrobing is not quite so enticing.
So it is fortunate that her suggestion met with considerable opposition. Sarudzai Hove, for instance, said: "We are grown up ladies and she will do it on her own. I would not allow myself to be turned into a groupie."
She called for Oppah to be sacked from her government job, saying she seems to want to turn the Women's League into "a bunch of sex slaves."
But it is another remark of Oppah's that helps explain why she is adopting such a strident profile. Some weeks ago I reported on the rivalry between her and Vice President Joyce Mujuru, and the very real possibility that the two ladies could be fighting it out for the Presidency in the near future.
Now, during her speech, and in a pointed reference to Joyce, Oppah said: "There are some women that we put on top to represent our interests but they have failed. What they have achieved is being continually linked to coup plots and the succession issue."
In other words, the threat of the naked march is just another indication of the jostling going on between the rival camps in the battle of the succession. Stripping off? Oppah probably didn't mean a word of it.