To stem the tide of the current crisis before it totally overwhelms President Mnangagwa and the ruling Zanu-PF, he needs to immediately cease the brutal onslaught on civilians.
Zimbabwe's new president promised to deliver the country citizens want but the nation remains on edge.
Winners and losers are both trying to win the West’s support for their view.
Zanu-PF's more than two-thirds majority win in the parliament poll gives it the power to change the constitution if it wishes.
If the MDC-Alliance claims Zanu-PF and Zimbabwe's electoral commission rigged the elections, the onus is on them to prove it.
Zimbabweans face a complicated array of choices at the polls.