The simple version of the law of the jungle posits that when elephants fight it is the grass that suffers. It priestly ends there, but the catch is, even when they make love the hapless grass is not spared. Only God knows the collateral damage induced on it .
As such we are living in very interesting, if not dangerous times in Zimbabwe, politically. The simmering but potent cracks within ZANU (PF) should not be ignored. It is reality of a poor succession plan at display. Prior to now it could be dismissed, but now it is a different story altogether. The centre, it seems, can no longer hold.
Tsvangirai whose party is going through its brought-forward congress seems ready to take full advantage of the situation.