Just when an “alleged” breakthrough is made in the never-ending Zimbabwe saga, members of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) decide it is time to show their true colours. They decide that they are five-star leaders who deserve five-star treatment by demanding that the R750 000 lodge (however many trillions of Zimbabwe dollars that works out to) that the South African government booked for them is unparliamentary and does not befit their status. This was an acid test which the MDC leaders failed. Perhaps they should have booked their own lodge. During these hopeless t imes, the hungry families, sick children and jobless millions, whom the MDC claims to represent, cannot even think of such luxury.