Well, we still don't know the results of the elections in Zimbabwe.
Admittedly there are rather a lot of them on the same day: Presidential, Parliamentary and Local. However the incredibly slow release of the figures can only reinforce the fear that -as so often in the past- Comrade Bob and his stooges in Zanu-PF are busy stealing the election.
However, there is also the growing possibility that the scale of the victory of the MDC is so crushing that despite all of the efforts of the ruling party it is going to be impossible to hide.
The fact that so many of the more egregiously nasty members of Zanu-PF seem to be trying to talk to the Movement for Democratic Change suggests that the game could well be up for the increasingly deranged Mugabe.
The general disgust at the ruin of the nation must be obvious even to those who have played the strongest part in it.
In the next few hours we will know whether the decrepit Mugabe and his equally decrepit and incompetent government are to be pensioned off or whether they will seek to go out on a wave of violence and thus earn both international and domestic contempt.
Of course even a victory of the forces of democratic change can not change the catastrophic economic situation, but the end of Mugabe may at least mark the beginning of a slow and painful recovery in what is still considered one of Africa's treasure houses.