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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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Mission statement

To defend the sovereignity, territorial integrity and national interests of Zimbabwe and to contribute to international peace and security



Core values

Unity of purpose


The Zimbabwe National Army

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The Zimbabwe National Army is recruiting suitably qualified candidates who are Zimbabwean citizens and physically fit to join the Organisation and serve in various disciplines.

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The Zimbabwe National Army is recruiting suitably qualified candidates to be trained as Officer Cadets to fill existing vacancies. 

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Training in the Combat Group Concept Continues

By Judge Jarachara

The modern day battlefield has mutated over the years taking different dimensions and dynamics, in response to changing battlefield environments. Indicatively, the operational and tactical factors that were applied during the Second World War may not be relevant in today’s wars.

Similarly, the methods of fighting employed in Operation Sovereign Legitimacy in the Democratic Republic of Congo may not apply in the fight against Islamic insurgents in Mozambique. 

Thus a number of modern day armies have responded to the dynamic nature of the battlefield by developing methods and concepts meant to withstand and repel modern day aggressions. The Zimbabwe National Army adopted the Combat Group Concept as a way of adapting to the demands of modern day warfare. As a result, specific units were configured to suit this new setup and training has been going on.

11 Combat Group became the first such group to undergo a combined training programme at the All Arms Battle School in Nyanga. The four-month training programme, which ran from 17 February to 17 June 2022, saw members of the Group training in their areas of specialty which included artillery, Amour, Air Defence among other areas.

The training in Nyanga was preceded by a Combat Group Seminar which was held at Mechanised Brigade from 14 to 21 February 2022 and was officiated by the Commander Zimbabwe National Army, Lieutenant General David Sigauke. 


During the eight-day seminar, various speakers presented on selected topics as the Army sought to come up with compact and effective combat groups.