It's time for a new approach as it becomes increasingly clear that protests won't topple the Zanu-PF government.
Only psychologists could discern how Dumiso Dabengwa maintained his legendary composure, a necessary trait for an intelligence supremo.
For many Zimbabweans Robert Mugabe will remain a contested figure.
The credibility of Zimbabwe's elections will depend on issues like political violence and media freedom.
Zimbabweans have every right to celebrate the end of Robert Mugabe's long and disastrous reign, but they would be wrong to assume that this is the end of their political problems.
It is normal for resistance movements to adopt rough survival strategies and techniques while fighting an oppressive regime. Unfortunately that culture takes root and is permanently nurtured.