Brown shirts were Nazi bully boys who beat up opponants, mainly commnists but also Catholic trade unionists...this also reminds one of the youth gangs who were responsible for the Ruandan massacres: LINK
President Robert Mugabe at the weekend urged youths of his ruling ZANU PF party to fight back should the opposition become violent.
Addressing about 10 000 supporters at Mwami rural business centre, about 240 km north-west of Harare, Mugabe said he could not fathom ZANU PF youths losing in a violent confrontation against their rivals from the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party.
“There is no way I can take it that some of the ZANU PF youths can be beaten by those from the opposition…. You have to fight back, why are you so lazy (to fight),” Mugabe told the youths at the rally held to celebrate the ruling party’s victory in the disputed March 31 parliamentary election.
This is not the first time that Mugabe has called on his party to use violence against the opposition.