Joint Operations Command

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The Joint Operations Command (JOC) is a body comprising of senior officials from the Zimbabwe National Army, Air Force of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Republic Police, Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services and Central Intelligence Organisation[1] which is responsible for the coordination of state security in Zimbabwe.

The JOC has been accused of spearheading most State-sponsored atrocities since independence as well as manipulating elections [2]. The Joint Operations Command is also informally called the securocrats. [3]

The Joint Operations Command was established during the Second Chimurenga by the Rhodesian Security Services to counter the efforts of the freedom fighters. After independence the JOC retained its role.

Members of the Joint Operations Command

2008 Elections


  1. "Power sharing in Zimbabwe threatened by five-man cabal". The Guardian. February 14, 2009. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Richard Chiza (February 17, 2015). "Mugabe moves to dissolve JOC". NewsDay. AMH. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  3. "Zimbabwean generals have 'taken Robert Mugabe's power'". The Telegraph. January 5, 2008. Retrieved July 27, 2017.

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