Zimbabwe's government and party are in disarray and can no longer govern effectively, say the ruling party's critics, who include U.S. Ambassador Christopher Dell.
Growing numbers within the country - as well as within his own government - want President Robert Mugabe to step down.
Life has grown increasingly difficult for the average person in Zimbabwe, where unemployment is reaching 80 percent and inflation is higher than 1,700 percent.
The government's recent brutal crackdown on political opponents has sparked international condemnation.