The Zimbabwe National Army

National Defence University Officially Launched
Staff Sergeant Edmore Chaipa The Commander-In-Chief of the Zimbabwe National Defence Forces, President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa officially launched the Zimbabwe National Defence University at Rodgers Alfred...


Handover takeover ceremony
Incoming Commander Zimbabwe National Army, Lieutenant General Edzai Absolom Chanyuka Chimonyo takes over command of the Zimbabwe National Army



The ZNA is hierarchically structured. It is a 3-star Headquarters commanded by a Lieutenant General who is the Commander ZNA. The Commander ZNA is deputised by 3 Major Generals appointed Chiefs of Staff. Together with the Commander they constitute the ZNA Command Element. Below this structure are 5 staff branches namely: General Staff, Training, Administration, Quartermaster and Inspectorate. General, Administration and Quartermaster Staff Branches sponsor Corps and Directorates, which are grouped according to their specialised roles as listed below:

The Army has motorised and mechanised infantry, artilery, special forces and a number of military training establishments under command.