Zimbabwe: Green Bombers Fear Mnangagwa

Terrence Mawawa| Civil servants are quaking in their boots following the decision by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’ s government to embark on a massive retrenchment exercise.  3000 youth militia members currently on government payroll will be dismissed soon as part of measures to reduce expenditure.

Speaking in Parliament during the presentation of the 2018 National Budget yesterday Finance and Economic Planning Minister, Patrick Chinamasa said government would abolish the youth officers posts to reduce expenditure. An estimated total of 3 479 militia members will be affected. In August this year, former President Robert Mugabe ordered the reinstatement of over 2 000 youth militia members who had been retrenched.

Mugabe claimed that the youths had been retrenched without Cabinet approval. Youth officers commonly known as `Green Bombers’ were used by Mugabe’s regime to terrorize innocent Zimbabweans, brutalize opposition party members, force people to buy ZANU PF membership cards.Some were implicated in politically motivated murders over the last 20 years.

Political analysts told ZimEye.com the militia members were rewarded with jobs because of the role they played in tormenting opposition supporters. – Source: https://www.zimeye.net/green-bombers-fear-mnangagwa/