|Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces|
|Ministry of Defence|
|Reports to||Minister of Defence|
|Appointer||President of Zimbabwe|
The Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces is Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces and the national defence organisations.
List of chiefs
Heads of the Rhodesian Armed Forces
|№||Head||Took office||Left office||Time in office||Ref|
|?||Peter Walls GLM, DCD, MBELieutenant general |
|?||Andrew Lockhart Charles MacleanGeneral||1980||1981||0–1 years||–|
Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces
|№||Commander||Took office||Left office||Time in office||Ref|
|1||Solomon MujuruGeneral |
|2||Vitalis ZvinavasheGeneral |
|July 1994||31 December 2003||9 years, 5 months|||
|3||Constantino ChiwengaGeneral |
|1 January 2004||19 December 2017||13 years, 352 days|||
|4||Philip Valerio SibandaGeneral||19 December 2017||Incumbent||3 years, 267 days||.|
- Peter Abbott and Philip Botham. Modern African Wars (1): Rhodesia 1965-80, 1986. Page 11.
- Wood, J. R. T. 'So Far and No Further!' Rhodesia's Bid for Independence During the Retreat from Empire 1959, 2005, p. 244
- Mataire, Lovemore (1 December 2003). "Chiwenga Appointed ZDF Commander". Harare: The Herald. https://www.zimbabwesituation.com/old/dec2_2003.html#link12. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
- "Zimbabwe general who led coup against Mugabe sworn in as VP". 28 December 2017. https://www.nation.co.ke/news/africa/Zimbabwe-general-Chiwenga-led-coup-against-Mugabe-is-new-VP--/1066-4244282-sponijz/index.html. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
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