For all its problems and spectacular bungles, the ANC is at least getting one thing right.
Its increasingly tough stance against the dictatorial Robert Mugabe and his Zanu-PF cronies is a welcome break from Thabo Mbeki's ineffectual lovey-dovey approach.
Despite his legendary mistakes, ANC president Jacob Zuma should be commended for increasingly speaking out against MAD BOB.
As Zuma and the world say, prospects for a free and fair election in Zimbabwe are nil.
Let us hope Mbeki will be able to talk sense to the obstinate Mugabe during his latest mission - even at this late hour.