The ruling party has been recruiting soldiers. Meanwhile, a report has warned that Zimbabwe is entering a period of acute risk for mass atrocities.
As a new elite liberators often mimicked the lifestyles of those they replaced. Since the French Revolution, new regimes have often resembled old ones
After the drawn-out manoeuvring, it might come down to this; who will be sitting in the chair in front of Mugabe when his head drops on the table?
Zimbabwe president is revered on the continent for his liberation-credentials, but new revelations could take some shine off.