Zimbabwe National Army Recruitment

Learn about the 2020 Zimbabwe National Army Recruitment process and how to prepare for the Army assessment. Choosing to join the Army is one of the biggest decisions that you’ll make, but once you’ve decided, we’ll be there to help you on your journey.

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Zimbabwe National Army Recruitment Process


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

Candidates should:

  • Have a minimum of six (6) points at ‘A’ level and 5 ‘O’ level passes with grade ‘C’ or better including English Language and Mathematics.
  • Any higher qualification is an added advantage.
  • Be aged between 18 – 22 years for ‘A’ level holders and up to 24 years for those with Diplomas and / or Degrees.
  • Be single.
  • Be of minimum height of 168 cm for males and 155 cm for females.
  • Should weigh not less than 57 kgs for males and 55 kgs for females.

Applicants to check on reporting dates and selection centres in their respective provinces over period 06 to 30 May on the following contact details:

  • Matabeleland North Province – Headquarters 1 Infantry Brigade (Mzilikazi Barracks) Bulawayo telephone number (0292 209436).
  • Matabeleland South Province – Headquarters Bulawayo District (Lookout Masuku Barracks) Bulawayo telephone number (0292 66687).
  • Mashonaland East Province – Headquarters 2 Infantry Brigade (Kaguvi Barracks) Harare telephone number (0242 743446).
  • Manicaland Province – Headquarters 3 Infantry Brigade (Herbert Chitepo Barracks) Mutare telephone number (02020 63002).
  • Masvingo Province – Headquarters 4 Infantry Brigade (Gava Musungwa Zvinavashe Barracks) Masvingo telephone number (0392 263187).
  • Mashonaland West Province – Headquarters Mechanised Brigade (Inkomo Barracks) telephone number (067 2192497).
  • Mashonaland Central Province – Headquarters Artillery Brigade, Domboshava telephone number 0242 336372).
  • Midlands Province – Headquarters 5 Infantry Brigade, Kwekwe telephone number (05525 70375).

Successful candidates will undergo selection at the Zimbabwe Military Academy in Gweru on dates to be advised at the above military camps. This will be followed by 18 months training programme at the Zimbabwe Military Academy. On completion of the course, candidates will be commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the Zimbabwe National Army.

Candidates are to report at the aforementioned centres with original and certified photocopies of:

  • National Identity Card.
  • Long Birth Certificate.
  • Educational Certificates.
  • Professional Certificates.
  • Reference letters from previous employers, colleges/schools or Chiefs/ Headmen /Village Heads.

Candidates who face difficulties in contacting Formation Headquarters in their respective provinces are to inquire with the Zimbabwe National Army Recruiting Office in Harare on the following telephone numbers; (0242-707459) or (0242-793262).


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In addition to a good remuneration, the Army provides:

  • Free uniforms.
  • Free medical and dental care.
  • Housing and transport allowances
  • Generous leave conditions.

NB: The ZNA does not engage third parties in the recruitment process nor charge a fee on applicants.

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