Chief of Defense (Zimbabwe)

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Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces
Incumbent
Philip Valerio Sibanda

since 18 December 2017
Ministry of Defence
Reports toMinister of Defence
AppointerPresident of Zimbabwe

The Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces is Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces and the national defence organisations.

List of chiefs[edit]

Chiefs of Rhodesian Armed Forces[edit]

Chief Took office Left office Time in office Ref
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'1965197711–12 years.
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Peter Walls GLM, DCD, MBE
Walls, PeterLieutenant general
Peter Walls GLM, DCD, MBE
(1927–2010)
197719802–3 years.
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Andrew Lockhart Charles Maclean
Maclean, AndrewGeneral
Andrew Lockhart Charles Maclean
198019810–1 years.

Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces[edit]

Commander Took office Left office Time in office Ref
1
Solomon Mujuru
Mujuru, SolomonGeneral
Solomon Mujuru
(1945–2011)
1981199210–11 years.
2
Vitalis Zvinavashe
Zvinavashe, VitalisGeneral
Vitalis Zvinavashe
(1943–2009)
July 199431 December 20039 years, 5 months[1]
3
Constantino Chiwenga
Chiwenga, ConstantinoGeneral
Constantino Chiwenga
(born 1956)
1 January 200419 December 201713 years, 352 days[2]
4
Philip Valerio Sibanda
Sibanda, Philip ValerioGeneral
Philip Valerio Sibanda
19 December 2017Incumbent1 year, 170 days.

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mataire, Lovemore (1 December 2003). "Chiwenga Appointed ZDF Commander". Zimbabwe Situation. Harare: The Herald. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  2. ^ AFP (28 December 2017). "Zimbabwe general who led coup against Mugabe sworn in as VP". Daily Nation. Retrieved 7 August 2018.