Of course, all our days are 'numbered' but this has been rumbling for a little while now. When the Zimbabwean government denies something and then insults those suggesting it, there is likely some element of truth buried in the allegation. I have just (yesterday) returned from an extended spell in the region and there is growing optimism about Zim. Not so much from the average poor downtrodden folk (they suffer still) but in a broader context for the medium term future. Perhaps these two threads are not entirely unrelated, but (there) it's tricky to ask the question, without risk of bringing a shitstorm down on one's head. Keep an eye on Zuma (in this, and other matters) ... he has been able to raise his game of late and may yet confound (some) expectations.