This time for the presidential vote; the senate vote; and the councillor vote.
I love Zapiro, who did this cartoon. He and his pencils have been sharp witty friends of the Zimbabwean people throughout our crisis. Jonathan, if there's a chance you read this blog, thank you for lightening the burden of living under a dictator; you've always made us laugh.
The presidential vote is, in fact, the vote I have really been waiting for more than anything. Its the one that says Mugabe has gone, gone gone. And we aren't the only people who are waiting. Hurry up! Those cartoonists will have sharpened their pencils to stubs by the time it eventually happens!
Town was deserted yesterday evening; a ghost town. A friend with a fantastic imagination said it was like a movie where a huge virus had descended and wiped out the population leaving only the streets and buildings and rubbish buffeted accross the roads by listless breezes.
Of course, nothing as macabre as that has happened.
I imagine everyone must have gone home to glue themselves to the radio to hear the 'what next'.
Last night's results came in very late, posted on our blog at 2.55am I think. I have to confess that the sleep deprivation is taking its toll. Even when I do eventually get to bed my head is spinning with the possibilities for our future, or my heart is racing with fears that the potential might be snatched away again.
If the whole nation is like me and my colleagues, staying up to hear the news, then it is also possible that people are going home as quickly as they can to snatch some sleep!
Why on earth, when the votes were outside the doors has it taken so long to announce them? I know its been asked over and over, but WHY? And given they have had them for all these days, I want to chuck out another exhausted question: why when they have had them for so long can they not announce them during sensible hours?
People have fuel to find; banks to queue in; food to try and locate; foreign currency to try and buy; and some of us very lucky ones even have jobs to do!!!
Maybe that's the point? Maybe they hope we'll sleep through it and not notice that change has come?
Fat chance of that!