Skip to comments.Zimbabwe: Youth service to be made mandatory (Mugabe’s military indoctrination camps growing)
Posted on 05/04/2005 7:51:31 AM PDT by dead
THE government said on Tuesday it plans to make its controversial national service programme mandatory for students at all educational institutions from primary schools to universities.
State radio said deputy youth minister Savior Kasukuwere toured a training camp for youth militia and said the government is determined to introduce national service that would give all Zimbabwean youths "proper orientation."
Human rights groups, opposition politicians and some Western governments accuse the government's youth militia, known as the "green bombers" because of their military style uniforms, of being at the forefront of political violence and intimidation directed at opponents of President Robert Mugabe.
According to the latest figures, 11 000 youths between the ages of 15 and 20 have passed through training depots around the country since 2001.
Graduates are given preference in state employment and in admission to tertiary institutions, such as teachers' colleges.
"There is need to introduce aspects of national service in all schools from primary to tertiary and university level," Kasukuwere was quoted saying.
His ministry had resolved to merge national youth service programmes, teaching patriotism and ideological orientation, with skills training at service centres.
Deserters from the programme have told church-organised press conferences in South Africa of indoctrination and abuse of female recruits at centres.
In last year's national budget $38m was allocated to the youth ministry.
What was in secret is now in the open.
I watched a documentary on Link TV about this, (yes, I know, Link TV, mostly liberal garbage), anyway, it was very disturbing and a real eye-opener. What is worse is that the leader of South Africa will not condemn these actions.
The problems of Africa never seem to get better...only worse. I wish we could ignore them but sooner or later, they will have some impact on America.
Mass ritual murder is the highest sacrament of socialism.
Mugabe is merely training the priest-executors of his vile marxist religion.
No surprises here - it is only a question of how many millions he can liquidate - can he surpass Pol Pot?
Why in the hell haven't we covertly 'offed' this guy by now?
What can this guy use to buy weapons systems from China?
Sadly, I get your point.
Reminds me of the Hitler Youth.
Boy, if there's one thing that Africa needs more than anything, it's more 17 year-olds with the rank of Colonel marching around with an AK-47.
This will be a classic study in the same way that Cambodia was, and for the same reason. Stand by for a bloodbath.
I work with an Ethiopian that fits that bill...not only did he have an underfolder ak47, he also commanded a tank...
"the former communist leader of Ethiopia is in exile in Zimbabwe. he probably advised him that because he had it when he was a military dictator in Ethiopia."
This is from the Ethiopian I work with...Good guy, shooting buddy...
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