In late December Robert Mugabe announced the start of his campaign to be re-elected as President of Zimbabwe. His country was embarking, he said, on the ‘third chimurenga’. All Zimbabweans know that the ‘first chimurenga’ was the uprising against the settlers in 1896. They know that the ‘second chimurenga’ was the liberation war of the 1970s. But many are now be puzzled. What exactly is the ‘third chimurenga’ and how can the continued tenure of their aged President possibly be seen as a liberating revolution?