Few give Zapu (symbol, a bull) any chance of unseating Mugabe's Zanu(symbol, a cock).
When will all this end? It's a common refrain in Zimbabwe. "Only when the old man goes," said Tinaye Garande, a street vendor.
One of Africa's most eminent political figures has condemned Britain for taking a patronising "big brother" attitude to its former colonies.
Loathed by some, deified by others, Robert Mugabe will be president of Zimbabwe for life, argues Jason Moyo.
What, if anything, draws millions of Zimbabweans in the diaspora together? Sean Christie reports.
Everjoice J Win looks back at how her life has intersected with the history of Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe celebrates 30 years of independence this weekend, but there is little hope in a country only slowly recovering from economic collapse.
The row is the latest to highlight the hardening political positions in Zimbabwe, despite President Jacob Zuma's much-vaunted mediation.