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Defence and War Veterans Affairs

MISSION

To provide the defence, security and protection of the country’s territorial integrity and national sovereignty; protect the country’s socio-economic wellbeing; play its legitimate international role in strengthening peace and security and co-ordinate issues relating to the administration of the War Veterans.

OVERALL 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.

 

Minister, Hon. Oppah Chamu Zvipange Muchinguri Kashiri, M.P. 

Deputy Minister, Hon. Victor Matemadanda, M.P.