The People's Congress gave us a wobbly vision of unity in government - but already the cracks are widening again
I make no apologies for returning once more to the internicine struggle within Zanu-PF, because the persistent split within the governing party grows ever more bitter, and the tipping point, when the differences spill out into open warfare, could come at any time. At this moment of renewal, let us hope it comes soon.
Latest top party man to step out of line with President Mugabe is ageing vice-president Joseph Msika, who last weekend addressed a rally at Stanely Square in Makokoba, Bulawayo. The occasion was part of the nationwide Unity Day celebrations - an ironic title considering what Msika had to say.
Perhaps as a top man in the government that has led our country to squalid chaos and poverty, Msika's conscience is bothering him. Perhaps, with his retirement promised for next year, he doesn't care what he says any more. But a close examination of his comments only emphasises how much some of our senior leaders resent the twisted and devious rule of the President.