Al-Shabab of Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe)

Country: Zimbabwe
Details of Formation: There is no information how the group was created. Calling itself the Al-Shabab, after the notoriously bloodthirsty Somalian based Islamic terror group, sources first mentioned it in September 2012.
Details of Termination: There is no evidence of the group being terminated. The last mention of activity was reported in 2013.
Purpose: The group claims to promote ZANU-PF’s controversial indigenisation drive. They evict shop owners in Mbizo from their business premises and attack opposition members.
Organisation: The group is commanded by Tapiwa Muto, a ZANU-PF youth officer.
Weapons and Training: no information
Size: no information
Reason for Membership: no information
Treatment of Civilians: no information
Other Information: --
References: Information was taken from news sources listed in the PGMD