It's payback time for those who can't afford to say no to the ruling party preparing for its congress.
Grace Mugabe - a recent PhD graduate and leader of Zanu-PF's women's league - may be destined to take the helm from her 90-year-old husband Robert.
The factional battles in Zanu-PF spilled into the open at a 10-hour meeting, with rivals going for the jugular.
President Robert Mugabe is still up to his old tricks, allowing rivals to fight among themselves before stepping in.
Time and again they are willing to be used as pawns to bolster the patrimony of Zanu-PF.
Zimbabwe has thanked President Jacob Zuma and his predecessors for the role they played in resolving Zimbabwe’s decade-long political crisis.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's wife has been chosen to lead the ruling party's women's wing, propelling her into the powerful politburo.
The youth league has new leaders but the party is making sure they are no challenge to the old guard.
The knives are out ahead of Zanu-PF's congress in December, with President Robert Mugabe already warning of a purge.
Deep divisions over the next vice-president could cost the former party key positions it has traditionally held in Zanu-PF.
In an attempt to secure her own future, the first lady has become a willing pawn in Zanu-PF’s internal succession wars.
The appointment of Robert Mugabe's wife as leader of the Zanu-PF Women's League could propel Grace Mugabe into the party's powerful politburo.
Zanu-PF faces the difficult task of appeasing its supporters, who have been left fuming over Green Fuel's expansion.
New requirements may prove to be an unassailable hurdle for Vice-President Joice Mujuru's opponents.
Political manoeuvring has cleared a path to the December elective congress for the vice-president.
The arrest of Baba Jukwa has triggered sharp divisions among security forces in Zimbabwe.
The emergence of hate language betrays the party's historical means of silencing dissent.
Priorities such as sorting out the economy will be set aside as Zimbabwe focuses on preparing for Zanu-PF's elective congress.
The editor of a state-run newspaper has appeared in court on charges of subversion and undermining the authority of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe.