That's what a recent report calls Robert Mugabe's youth militia.
Southern Africa's church leaders have produced a damning report on the reign of terror, human-rights abuses and "pernicious evil" committed by Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's youth militia.
The report on the activities of the ruling Zanu-PF's youth force, released in Rosebank, Johannesburg, on Friday, gave chilling accounts of brutal acts committed by militants at national indoctrination centres across Zimbabwe - including murder, systematic rape, maiming, abduction and disappearances of opposition members, torture and arson.
The report was prepared by a South African-based human rights group, Solidarity Pace Trust. It accused the youth paramilitary training programme of a reign of terror, including harassment of Mugabe's critics, acts of violence against Movement for Democratic Change members, the illegal takeover of food relief distribution, confiscation of goods at illegal roadblocks and usurping power from law enforcement agents.
Keep reading, but only if you're prepared to hear about some pretty nasty stuff. Mugabe is a stain on the fabric of humanity. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be much that can be done at present. It wouldn't bother me in the slightest if the U.S. intervened in Zimbabwe, but I don't see that happening. There are a lot of cess pools that need to be cleaned up in this world. Practically speaking, we have to focus on the ones that are a danger to our own country.
It's an awful fact that we can't fix everyone's problems. Especially when I read things like this.