FUNCTIONS 

    • Chair the National Joint Operations Command
    • Formulate defence policies and programmes
    • Give policy guidance to the Army and Airforce
    • Control staff establishments of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces and co-ordinate their operations
    • Undertake defence planning, administration and inter-force co-ordination
    • Undertake manpower planning for the Defence Forces
    • Procure and produce defence equipment and supplies
    • Ensure that peace and security prevail in the country
    • Plan and manage the Public-Sector Investment Programme (PSIP) for the Defence Forces
    • Provide financial, administrative and human resources management support services
    • Vet, register and document all bona fide Veterans of the Liberation Struggle.
    • Create and maintain accurate database of bona fide Veterans of the Liberation Struggle. 
    • Enforce access to and manage statutory welfare entitlements of eligible Veterans of the Liberation Struggle, War Victims and Heroes Dependents.
    • Organise and unify the Veterans of the Liberation Struggle.
    • Oversee and enforce the recognition and respect of the rights of Veterans of the Liberation Struggle.
    • Institute   measures   in   cooperation   with   other   relevant Government   institutions, to   accurately   record, document   and preserve the history of the Liberation Struggle. 
    • Institute measures to economically empower and improve the livelihoods of Veterans of the Liberation Struggle. 
    • Administer   funerals   of   Veterans   of   the   Liberation   Struggle   other   than National Heroes. 
    • Maintain internal   and   external   liaison   channels   to   do   with Veterans of the Liberation Struggle.

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