I do not know what long-time Movement For Democratic Change president, Morgan Tsvangirai, wants to do now.
I do not know what his party wants the people of Zimbabwe, who sacrificed so much and lost so many of their own in supporting him, to do now.
I do not know what all those former MDC-T cabinet ministers and parliamentarians who were snickering at people want to do now.
I honestly wonder what all those who were part of Tsvangirai's silly "kitchen cabinet" want Tsvangirai to do now after misleading him for all these years.
I am afraid because Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change has led its followers to a dead end three times now.
Same leader. Same opponent. Same circumstances. Same result.
It is appalling that Tsvangirai actually trusted and believed Mugabe, a man who, mandatorily, still has to use the presidency as a shield to protect himself from arrest, lawsuits and international charges of genocide; a man who has so many cases to answer to in Zimbabwe and in some regional countries; a man who has used his closest advisers and possible successors as stooges against each other and, particular in Tsvangirai's case, a man who has outwitted Tsvangirai himself dozens of times over the years.
Victory is certain, Tsvangirai said the day before the elections as if he did not know that more illustrious sons of Zimbabwe had walked that path before him.
Mugabe charged and tried Joshua Nkomo with treason, saying Nkomo wanted to assassinate him; humiliatingly forcing Nkomo, a war comrade, into fleeing Zimbabwe wearing a dress as disguise.
Today we hear about solidarity among ruling liberation war parties, what rubbish. Utter nonsense.
If that is the case, why should Mugabe have closer solidarity with that totally blind ANC party in South Africa with whom ZANU-PF was not even close to?
ZANU-PF was closer to the Pan-African Congress not the ANC.
What is the rationale behind closer ties with Mozambique's FRELIMO, or Angola's MPLA but less with Nkomo's ZAPU, which, after agreeing to pool their resources together became PF-ZAPU while ZANU became ZANU-PF?
Tsvangirai is still in political kindergarten, in elementary political school.
Mugabe charged and tried Ndabaningi Sithole with treason, for no other reason than that Sithole was an opposition leader who formed ZANU in Mugabe's absence. Mugabe had skipped bail and ran away to Tanganyika.
And I do not know if Mr Tsvangirai still remembers some guy called Ari Ben Menashe, "who was flown in from Canada as a witness against Tsvangirai himself when he (Tsvangirai) was accused of high treason emanating from alleged plans to assassinate Mugabe".
Be that as it may, my worry is Mr Tsvangirai's inconsistency.
He does not appear to stick to a point and is easily dissuaded to change course, leaving followers stranded with new but outdated political stands.
Tsvangirai has always been famed as a flip-flopper like Jonathan Moyo, one-time ZANU-PF's blue-eyed boy.
After a lot of running around and aiming at exposing the flagrant conduct of the elections, Tsvangirai told all and sundry that the elections were a sham and that he would be going to court to have the elections nullified.
He said his party had evidence that the elections were rigged.
Unfortunately, the evidence he was talking about was under Mugabe's armpit - the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), which, as expected, did not cooperate.
The ZEC had the assistance of the courts, an area that Tsvangirai himself knows much too well that is infested by charlatan judges who bear allegiance to Mugabe.
Said Tsvangirai: "For those MDC candidates who are said to have won, this is not the time to celebrate, this is a time to be sad."
He vowed that his party would not take part in any government functions but, once again, Tsvangirai backtracked "to avoid a split in the party" and said that elected MDC officials could take part in parliamentary proceedings but not in government.
As if that is not enough, Tsvangirai was forced to withdraw his presidential petition, "citing doubts on prospects of getting a fair court ruling after the Electoral Court reserved indefinitely his request to get poll material from the election body".
Once again, I ask when Tsvangirai actually believed that Mugabe's courts could give him an impartial hearing and when he realised that such was not possible.
Tsvangirai actually believed that he was different from the likes of Joshua Nkomo and Ndabaningi Sithole.
The heart of the matter is that Tsvangirai's MDC party should stop whining and, instead, embark on a severe and protracted campaign to recover their balance.
While they had captured the people's hopes and imagination, they have failed to succeed through arrogance and trusting political opponents more than their own followers.
Of course, the MDC needs new leadership. The party should not waste time and resourses fighting court battles they know they will never win.
They should not bother to try to raise people's hopes because they are flogging a dead donkey.
However, the MDC should not be ashamed. They still have people behind them.
The MDC must get up from the ground and, without looking over their shoulders at who might be watching, dust themselves up and continue with the struggle.
The one thing that is for sure is that it is time for the MDC to change leadership, whether or not Tsvangirai was cheated out of the presidency.
It is time for new ideas and the MDC cannot afford another session of flip flopping.
The MDC dropped their legal challenge of election results in Zimbabwean courts, citing the fact that they had been denied access to the necessary evidence by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission. But the MDC went on to say that they would be presenting their case, complete with evidence of election rigging, at the SADC Summit in Malawi. Why didn't they use the same evidence in the Zimbabwean courts instead of withdrawing?
I wish our Zimbabwe and all of us well. Having always talked about the youths in our country, it is time that the youths come forward and claim leadership in all these bungling political parties that seem intent on keeping us in the dungeons of old, discredited politics.
Any party in Zimbabwe should be ashamed to be associated with the morons of the African National Congress of South Africa who have become our masters in Zimbabwe.
We are the best nation in Africa, excellent people, not because of Mugabe but in spite of him.
It is time for a new generation of leaders, from all political parties in our nation, a generation that does not depend on appeals to be legitimised by foreign intervention. It is time for a generation that derives its power and authority from the people, a generation that can solve its country's problems on its on because of the people.
A generation that talks less and listens more. We don't want any pontificating or preachers like Mugabe; we do not want apologists like Tsvangirai.
We want the youths with a vision; there must be a revolution led by youths in all our political parties because we are better than this.
Zimbabwe has a lot to offer its own people; it has a lot to offer outsiders. We need to get the right people in position.
It is time to retire the old timers. I would like to see Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai sitting there looking at the young leaders, laughing and offering wisdom.
I don't want to see Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai fighting over who should be sitting in the presidential chair. Both have done their part in their own ways and times.
No more of Tsvangirai's flip-flopping.
No more of Mugabe 's tragically divisive and defensive self-preservation; it is time for the younger generation, not old goats like Emerson Mnangagwa or Joyce Mujuru.
Our youths from all political parties must arise; we need them now.
I love you Zimbabwe and one way or other, we will make it.
I am Tanonoka Joseph Whande and that, my fellow Zimbabweans, is the way it is today, Monday, August 19th, 2013.