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The Chief of Staff General Staff, Major General Kasirai Tazira handing over a shield to a winner during the prize giving ceremony of the Chief of Staff All Comers Shoot at Cleveland Range on 10 March 2023.

The Commander 1 Infantry Brigade, Brigadier General Josphat Kudumba chatting with Botswana Defence Force Commander 2 Brigade, Brigadier KM Kgaswanyane along Shashe River on 07 July 2022.

Doctor Mathias Mabvuure Mukona assessing an eye patient at Mt Darwin District Hospital during Exercise Route II in October 2022.

The Zimbabwe Defence Forces troops mounting an 81mm Mortar during Army Games in Russia in August 2022.

Sergeant Musungate Rumbidzai and Corporal Muchetwa Egifa attending to visitors at the ZDF Cultural Exhibition Stand during the Army Games in Moscow, Russia in August 2022.

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The Lancaster House Agreement negotiated in the United Kingdom in 1979 on the  conflict in Rhodesia ushered in the independence of Zimbabwe.  In the same agreement was a  provision for the formation of a new post independence Army, the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA).   The ZNA drew its membership from 3 former belligerent Armies, namely; the Rhodesian Army, the Zimbabwe National Liberation Army (ZANLA) and the Zimbabwe Peoples’ Revolutionary Army (ZPRA).   


Lieutenant General George Peter Walls was assigned by the then Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, Cde RG Mugabe to supervise the forces integration process. His assignment was short-lived since he quickly fell out of the Prime Minister’s favour for complicity as there had been a number of attempts on his life just before the commencement of the integration process.  A much more representative organization, the Joint High Command (JHC), was established by the Prime Minister in March 1980 to spearhead the integration of forces into the ZNA.  The then Minister of State Security, ED Mnangagwa was appointed its Chairman.  Key members of this superior command structure were mainly drawn from the 3 former belligerent Armies.  These were Rhodesian Army Commander Lieutenant General LC Maclean, ZANLA and ZPRA represented by  their respective Commanders, Generals TRS Mujuru and L Masuku respectively. Additional members of the JHC were Air Marshal N Walsh, Brig Gen VMG Zvinavashe, Mr BA Page, Maj Gen CPR Palmer, Maj Gen JL Thompson.Complementing the integration process were parallel standardization training programmes run by the British Military Advisory and Training Team (BMATT) at different command levels for the forming ZNA.


By mid 1980, a number of newly integrated ZNA units had been formed with General TRS Mujuru as the first Commander ZNA.