Ephraim Masawi may deny it, but there is widespread discontent within ZANU (PF) - see Denford Magora's story. Mugabe's efforts to silence other voices have failed. But it is tragic that free speech can only enter the Congress in the form of SMS: will anyone have the courage to speak freely in the conference centre?
At long last is it possible that we will have a meaningful Congress? Will our party finally begin to address its biggest issue, the succession?
And with Daniel Molokele's report that Tendai Wenyika, ZANU (PF) Youth Secretary for Harare Province, has called for an end to Mugabe's rule and of the "taboo" against discussing the succession, are we finally seeing the signs of change in our party?