The Salvation Army: Territorial Headquarters

The Salvation Army

Salisbury (Harare)

Salvation Army missions in Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) are under the control of a Territorial Commander.  For the first 40 years, Salvationists in Zimbabwe were under the administrative control of the Commander/Headquarters in South Africa.  That changed in May 1931 when Rhodesia became its own territory with its Territorial Headquarters located in Salisbury (Harare).

The territory initially consisted of Southern and Northern Rhodesia (Zambia) as well as Bechuanaland (Botswana).  The territory has gone through various changes since then.  It was renamed the Zimbabwe Territory in 1988.

The Territorial Headquarters (currently The Salvation Army Zimbabwe and Botswana Territory) continues to be based in Harare.


  • Christian Warfare in Rhodesia-Zimbabwe: The Salvation Army and African Liberation, 1891-1991 – Norman H. Murdoch
  • Missions in Southern Rhodesia – Paul King