The NAZ is a government department that falls under the Ministry of Home Affairs and was established through an Act of Parliamentin 1935 now known as the National Archives of Zimbabwe Act,1986. NAZ is the storehouse of the nation's documented history. The department is headed by Mr I.M Murambiwa who is the current Director. At the moment the institution is made up of five sections each with specific obligations and has five provincial offices and its headquarters in Harare. History of National archives pdf document


To be the leading custodian and provider of the documentary heritage of Zimbabwe.


Mission Statement

Our mission statement is "To acquire, preserve and provide public access to Zimbabwean documentation in whatever format, in an efficient and economic manner."



In our endeavour to provide quality service, we are always guided by commitment to our employees, clients and all stakeholders. Our core values have always been integrity, professionalism, transparency and continuous improvement.