Maybe it was just me, but internet connection went haywire in Zimbabwe yesterday. I could not load Blogger for the past 16 hours. My own connection went dead. Then when it came back, I could only access the Google search engine. Every other page gave me a "server busy" error message. Only a minute ago, I managed to access my blog by a very roundabout route. I wrote this post yesterday afternoon and just as I was about to upload it, internet connection went. Those are the vagaries of living in a country that has been thrown back to ancient times, I suppose. But I am sure if they had internet in Ancient Rome, it would have been a million times more efficient than this. Still, I suppose we should thank God for small mercies! Straight to our story, then, about how, in yesterday's Zimbabwe Pravda, aka The Herald, Mugabe's spokesman let the mask slip and hinted at the truth of the "conspiracy theory" I have been telling you about since last week, to do with the "fictitious mutiny" as I read it and as told to me only once before by a source who knows what they are talking about. Here's the post that you should have read yesterday, Saturday:
For the first time, the bigger "mutiny" picture and how it is being put together was hinted at in public.
Writing in the ZANU PF mouthpiece, The Herald, Mugabe's spokesman let the mask slip. Briefly. Did I not tell you that this will be linked to Botswana and its alleged training of militias? Did I not tell you that the object of the exercise is to hedge against any final withdrawal by Morgan Tsvangirai from this process. You are kidding yoruselves if you think that, when (or if) Morgan Tsvangirai withdraws from the GNU negotiations, Zimbabwe will have new elections, internationally supervised. There will be no such luck for the hard-pressed Zimbabweans.
Mugabe's spokesman writes in his weekly column: "Given the evidence which Zimbabwe has led against his insurgency project with Khama, it is highly unlikely that he (Morgan Tsvangirai) will come back (to Zimbabwe).
It appears to be coming together nicely. And the world slumbers on.