Is this a sign that Zanu PF are recognising they cannot simply steal the elections and get away with it?
The state controlled Herald (aka The Horrid) has an article today which proposes a government of National Unity lead by Robert Mugabe and outlines what they (read Zanu PF because The Herald is their mouthpiece) want SADC to do:
The Zimbabwe Government and independent international observers are agreed that the just-ended harmonised elections did not produce an outright winner in the presidential race. It is unlikely that the on-going recount will substantively alter that position.
Accordingly, it stands to reason that, the transitional government of national unity, negotiated by the two leading contending parties, under the mediation of Sadc, supported by the international community, should be led by the incumbent president.
For the above scenario to materialise, there needs to be a major paradigm shift in the thinking of three major players.
It is up to Sadc, assisted by the progressive international community, to ensure that such a shift does take place.
The three players are the ruling Zanu-PF party, the opposition MDC-T party, and the UK/US establishments.
Personally, I think that since they are now acknowledging the results are probably not as flawed or corrupted as they initially tried to claim, then perhaps the Presidential should be released so we all (officially) who the real winner is.