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The Commander ZNA, Lieutenant General Sigauke handing over a shield to the Best Recruit, Private Munaki Kudakwashe at a Pass-Out Parade at Recruit Training Depot

His Excellency Cde ED Mnangagwa, the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces handing over buses to security services

Recruits marching during the Pass-Out Parade Recruit Training Depot on 16 March 2022

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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Regular Officer Cadets

  • Age.18 to 22 years for Advanced level holders
  • Age. 18 to 24 years for diploma and degree holders
  • Educational Qualifications. Three Advanced Level passes with a minimum of 6 points. A degree or higher diploma is an added advantage.
  • Physical Fitness.
  • Candidates have to pass an officer selection before training.
  • Members are commissioned by the President on  completion of the cadet course


Medical Cadets

  • Educational Qualifications Candidates accepted for undergraduate degree training by recognized universities are recruited.
  • Age. Age 18 to 25 years.
  • Members are commissioned by the President on completion of medical training.


General Duty (GD) Soldier

  • Age.18 to 22 years
  • Educational Qualifications. Five Ordinary Level passes, including English Language and Mathematics at Grade 'C' or better.
  • Physical Fitness.
  • Recruits will undergo 6 months Basic Military Training. They passout as Private soldiers.


Technical/Specialist Personnel.

  • Age.18 to 30 years
  • Educational Qualifications.
  • Potential Officers undergo a 6 months Basic Officers Course (BOC).
  • They are commissioned on successful completion of the BOC.


General requirements:

Medical:  Recruits are to pass a medical examination administered by an Army Medical Officer.

Height and Weight:  Average height for candidates is 1.7m. Their weight should be a minimum of 57kgs.

Vetting:  Candidates are thoroughly security screened for suitability.


Recruitment into the ZNA is a continuous process. Advertisements for all recruitment categories are placed in the media. Applications are to be forwarded to the following address:

The Army Recruiting Office

P. Bag CY7720


Enclosed in the letter should be a stamped self-addressed envelope, 3 passport size  photographs and certified photocopies of the following:

  • Birth Certificate.
  • National identity card.
  • Educational / professional certificates.

Recommendation letter from previous headmaster or community leader.