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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

Required are suitably qualified candidates to be trained as Officer Cadets to fill existing vacancies within the Zimbabwe National Army.


Notices and Announcements

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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President Mnangagwa Salutes the Zimbabwe Defence Forces  

The Commander in Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa saluted the Zimbabwe Defence Forces and the security sector a whole for laying the foundation to forge ahead and become a middle-income economy in support of the vision 2030. 

In his speech at the main celebrations in Mount Darwin, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Zimbabwe's territorial integrity and sovereignty remained secure due to the unflinching patriotism and vigilance of the brave members of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces and the security sector as a whole.

“As we gather here in Mount Darwin and across all provinces and indeed throughout the Diaspora, let us rekindle the uniting spirit of our fore-bears that saw them defeat colonial oppression. Their selfless sacrifices, unparalleled patriotism and desire to see the people of our great motherland living dignified, empowered and prosperous lives, propelled their quest for Independence. Hence we therefore, commend and honour their selfless service to our nation.

“The innovative and productivity-based resourcing of the Veterans of the Liberation Struggle Fund is set to improve the welfare of Veterans, who made Immeasurable sacrifices for the independence, freedom and peace we are celebrating today,” he said.

He said it was the aim of the aim the country to achieve a drug-free society that could only be attained through the involvement of the whole community beginning at the family level. President Emmerson Mnangagwa highlighted that the Zimbabwe National Army, the Zimbabwe Republic Police and other security agencies remain seized with the task to eliminate the scourge of drug abuse and other violent crimes.

“In future, our aim of a drug free Zimbabwe can only be attained with the involvement of the whole community, beginning at the family level. The Zimbabwe Republic Police and other security agencies remain seized with the elimination of this scourge and other violent crimes”, said President Mnangagwa.