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Green bombers dark return

FEARED: Green Bombers (Source: Daily News)

In 2002, Zimbabwe introduced a youth training programme which yielded violent and uncouth young men and women.

At its inception, the late former President, Robert Mugabe claimed the programme was meant to empower the youth by training them in various skills while also promoting discipline.

It later turned out that the programme, named after the late Youth Minister, Border Gezi, was in fact a Zanu PF youth militia-training programme.

The youth who graduated from these camps were better known as Green Bombers because of their military green uniforms.

They were also feared as they wer...

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