The danger of allowing people to stay in power too long is that they start taking people for granted.
The state-controlled media has now abandoned all pretence at providing their readers, viewers and listeners with balanced or fair coverage of election issues, the Media Monitoring Project of Zimbabwe (MMPZ) says.
Huge discrepancies between the results of the national referendum in February and an opinion poll by the Helen Suzman Foundation carried out between January 14 and February 9 have raised speculation that the referendum could have been rigged, or if not, it was heavily influenced by fears of intimidation.
When Minister of Lands and Agriculture Kumbirai Kangai left the court after charges of corruption involving about $228.4 million were levelled against him, he looked quite relaxed and even told reporters he was not going to resign over some allegations.
Anglo-American boss and chairman of FMB Holdings, Phillip Baum, says the suspension of aid by the International Monetary Fund as well as the fixed exchange rate are largely responsible for the economic malaise the country is facing.