Pardon Gambakwe looks at the dangerous situation developing in the Midlands.

A previously loose outfit of illegal miners is becoming a ruthless militia and that has killed over 180 people in the Midlands between 2017 and 2018.

The group has been killing ladies of the night, ordinary citizens and each other.

Strangely, there has been few arrests.

While the group was initially created to deal with the MDC, Mashurugwi are now being built up as a last line of defense against powerful military figures such as General Chiwenga if he tries to state a Coup.