When General Mujuru retired from the Army in 1992, General VMG Zvinavashe took over command. He was later appointed the first Commander Zimbabwe Defence Forces (CDF) on its establishment in 1994. General CGDN Chiwenga took over command of the ZNA. In 2004, General Zvinavashe retired from the ZDF. He was succeeded by General CG Chiwenga. Lieutenant General PV Sibanda took over command of the Army that same year.
Lieutenant General PV Sibanda commanded the ZNA from 2004 until 2018 when he was appointed Commander Defence Forces. His promotion to a full General and Commander Defence Forces followed the retirement of General CDGN Chiwenga who was then appointed Vice President of Zimbabwe and Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs. Lieutenant General EAC Chimonyo was then appointed the Commander ZNA as from March 2018.
Lieutenant General Chimonyo died on 08 July 2021 and Lieutenant General David Sigauke was subsequently appointed Commander on 30 July 2021.