The question of President Robert Mugabe going and who will succeed him continues to intrigue Zimbabweans. He is turning 87 next week and continues to hang on. Five years ago, we thought that the country only had a few months before he left, because he had promised to step down after his term which ended in 2008. One of his top lieutenants Solomon Mujuru even refused to endorse him as presidential candidate in the next elections at the Goromonzi party conference. Here is what we thought a month before that conference.