The AFZ, along with the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA), form the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF). His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe is the Commander-in-Chief of the ZDF. The ZDF falls under the Ministry of Defence (MOD).
AFZ COMMAND STRUCTURE
The AFZ is structured in such a way as to enable it to fulfill its primary role of defending the country’s airspace and sovereignty. The AFZ is a versatile organization employing a number of professionals besides the pilots who fulfill the core-business of the AFZ, which is defending Zimbabwe’s airspace.
There are two main branches that make up the AFZ, namely Operations and Supporting Services. Each branch has a number of directorates under it.