It seems the ZANU-PF have set up a series of camps around Zimbabwe that "provide a base from which to burn houses, displace people and beat, maim or kill opposition activists" on which, in addition, large numbers of women are being held captive as slaves and frequently raped.
The hopeful side of the LA Times's very bleak account is the suggestion that the government may actually be running out of the necessary cash to keep all its goon squads in operation. Still, even if something happens to force Mugabe from power, one has to think that a lot of these folks in his militias aren't necessarily going to give up their own appetite for robbery, rape, mayhem, etc. no matter what happens at the top.
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