The Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front has been likened to a troop of baboons incessantly fighting among themselves but coming together to fight an external threat.
The party is badly fractured and is like a stick of TNT, susceptible to ignition and disintegration.
This is one of the observations on the political landscape and United States-Zimbabwe relations filed by United States ambassador to Zimbabwe Charles Ray on 10 February this year.
The observations, released by Wikileaks, were done by an analyst whose name was deleted from the cables.
The Movement for Democratic Change led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai is not spared either.
It is reported to be alienating supporters because of corruption.
The party is also accused of not enabling its parliamentarians to demonstrate that they are working for their constituents.
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