The much feared machete yielding gangs terrorising the country are the creation of one man, Emmerson Mnangagwa. They started off as a ZANU PF party militia, created to gunner support for the current President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa in 2000 as he was battling for the Kwekwe central house of Parliament seat.
Those who remember, he was beaten twice by the Central National Assembly aspirant Blessing Chebundo (MDC Alliance) in the 2000 and 2005 parliamentary elections.
These machete wielding militias were given free reign mining in Globe and Phoenix and areas around Kwekwe as a reward for ‘political tasks’ they carried enforced disappearances and cold blooded murder on behalf of their handlers. At that time they were under the command of the ruthless Makombe George, nicknamed King and Owen Mudha Mugabe, the current Minister of State Security, as he was known back then, now Owen Ncube.
These militia units were created for terror purposes as a way of forcing support for Emmerson Mnangagwa.
They were used to terrorise voters in the 2002 and 2005 presidential election.
In return they were rewarded with mining concessions, they were allowed to mine in Gaika Park in 2002 and 2005 and they would pay back by brutalising people.
This private militia was never disbanded and it grew into separate units and by 2008, Owen Mudha named it Alshabab They do not respect any law enforcement agent as we witness.The always brag kuti musangano mukuru. Following the Monthlante commission and its recommendations, the army will not allow itself under Valerio Sibanda to be used to terrorise citizens in the name of ZANU-PF. This is the role of this militia unit who have been allowed to be above the law. Now they are a National security threat and in accordance with the new national role they now play Christened Mashurugwi