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List of famous people from Zimbabwe, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Zimbabwe, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Zimbabwe you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Zimbabwe, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

List below includes Paul Matavire, Zhaimu Jambo and more people.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Zimbabwe?" or "Which celebrities were born in Zimbabwe?" then this list is a great resource for you.

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Robert Mugabe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Robert Mugabe age 93 - Robert Gabriel Mugabe is the current President of Zimbabwe, serving since 31 December 1987. As one of the leaders of the rebel groups against white minority rule, he was elected as Prime ...more

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David Pocock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
David Pocock age 28 - David Pocock is an Australian rugby union player. He is a Brumbies openside flanker, and is vice captain of the Brumbies.

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Herbert Chitepo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Herbert Chitepo Died at 52 (1923-1975) - Herbert Wiltshire Tapfumaneyi Chitepo led the Zimbabwe African National Union until he was assassinated on March 1975. Although his murderer remains unidentified, the Rhodesian author Peter ...more

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M. K. Asante is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
M. K. Asante age 34 - MK Asante is an American author, filmmaker, rapper, and professor at Morgan State University. He is best known for his memoir Buck. Born in Zimbabwe and raised in Philadelphia, he is the son of ...more

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Christopher Chetsanga is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Christopher Chetsanga age 81 - Christopher J Chetsanga is a preeminent Zimbabwean scientist who is a member of the African Academy of Sciences.

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Chris Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Chris Hoffman age 34 - Chris Hoffman is an actor.

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Nelson Chamisa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Nelson Chamisa age 39 - Nelson Chamisa is a Zimbabwean politician and member of the House of Assembly of Zimbabwe for Kuwadzana, Harare. His charismatic speeches and eloquence saw him rise to become the Secretary for ...more

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Grant Flower is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Grant Flower age 45 - Grant William Flower is a retired Zimbabwean cricketer. He is rated among the best Zimbabwean cricketers in history for his handy left arm spin and fine batting skills. He was a fitness fanatic ...more

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Simon Muzenda is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Simon Muzenda Died at 81 (1922-2003) - Simon Vengai Muzenda was a Zimbabwean politician who served as Deputy Prime Minister from 1980 to 1987 and as Vice-President of Zimbabwe from 1987 to 2003 under President Robert Mugabe.

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Tinashe Mushakavanhu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Tinashe Mushakavanhu Tinashe Mushakavanhu is a 'born free' Zimbabwean writer and academic. He was born and grew up in Harare and has degrees from Zimbabwe, Wales and England. He has co-edited with David ...more

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Heath Streak is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Heath Streak age 41 - Heath Hilton Streak is a former Zimbabwean cricketer. He made his Test debut in Zimbabwe's tour of Pakistan 1993/1994 making his mark by taking 8 wickets in the 2nd Test at Rawalpindi. He won ...more

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Tafadzwa Madondo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Tafadzwa Madondo Died at 27 (1981-2008) - Tafadzwa Madondo was a Zimbabwean cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler and wicketkeeper who played for Manicaland. Born in Bindura, he was the brother of Test ...more

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Cuthbert Nyasango is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Cuthbert Nyasango age 34 - Cuthbert Nyasango is a Zimbabwean long-distance runner. He was born in Nyanga.

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Elton Chigumbura is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Elton Chigumbura age 31 - Elton Chigumbura is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He is a current Zimbabwe's One Day International and Twenty20 International captain appointed in August 2014. He played 6 Test matches from the age of ...more

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Tim Noakes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Tim Noakes age 68 - Timothy David Noakes is an A-rated South African professor of exercise and sports science at the University of Cape Town. He has run more than 70 marathons and ultramarathons, and is the author ...more

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Chamu Chibhabha is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Chamu Chibhabha age 30 - Chamunorwa Justice "Chamu" Chibhabha is a Zimbabwean cricketer who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm medium pace. Chibhabha made a duck on international debut, against New Zealand ...more

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Lovemore Majaivana is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Lovemore Majaivana age 62 - Lovemore "Majaivana" Tshuma, commonly known as Lovemore Majaivana is a Zimbabwean musician, arguably the most popular Ndebele singer, and by far the most prominent to have come out of ...more

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Allan Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe

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Brian Vitori is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Brian Vitori age 27 - Brian Vitalis Vitori is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He has played Test and ODI matches for Zimbabwe.

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Cara Black is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Cara Black age 38 - Cara Black is a professional tennis player from Zimbabwe. She is primarily a doubles specialist, winning 60 WTA and 11 ITF titles in that discipline. Black has won a total of 10 Grand Slam ...more

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Moven Mahachi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Moven Mahachi Died at 49 (1952-2001) - Moven Enock Mahachi served as the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Zimbabwe. He was a close ally of Robert Mugabe within Z.A.N.U.-P.F.. Before becoming Defence Minister Mahachi served as ...more

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Ndabaningi Sithole is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Ndabaningi Sithole Died at 80 (1920-2000) - Rev. Ndabaningi Sithole {pronunciation: nda-va-nin-gee sitt-o-le} founded the Zimbabwe African National Union, a militant organisation that opposed the government of Rhodesia, in July 1963. A ...more

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Jennifer Wilson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Jennifer Wilson age 38 - Jennifer Wilson is a South African field hockey player.

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Keith Dabengwa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Keith Dabengwa age 36 - Keith Mbusi Dabengwa is a Zimbabwean cricketer. Dabengwa is a useful all-rounder who made his First class debut for Matabeleland in 2000, taking 5 for 76, he then spent a season at the CFX ...more

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Friday Kasteni is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Friday Kasteni age 29 - Friday Kasteni is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He is a left-handed aggressive batsman. He scored a century on his first-class debut for Midlands against Matabeleland in April 2005. He went on to ...more

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Keegan Meth is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Keegan Meth age 29 - Keegan Orry Meth is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He plays domestically for the Matabeleland Tuskers and has represented Zimbabwe in One Day Internationals. An all-rounder, he bowls right-arm ...more

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Brian Davison is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Brian Davison age 69 - Brian Fettes Davison is a former cricketer who played 467 first-class matches for Rhodesia, Gloucestershire, Leicestershire and Tasmania, and former member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly. ...more

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Sunu Gonera is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Sunu Gonera Sunu Gonera is a film director.

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Ben Voss is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Ben Voss age 42 - Ben Voss is a South African comedian, actor and playwright. He has been a professional actor, playwright and producer since 1998 and is best known for his portrayal of fictional character, ...more

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Nicholas Mukomberanwa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Nicholas Mukomberanwa Died at 60 (1940-2000) - Nicholas Mukomberanwa was a Zimbabwean sculptor and art teacher. He was among the most famous products of the Workshop School at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe and an art mentor and teacher to ...more

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Michael Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Michael Gibbs age 78 - Michael Clement Irving Gibbs is a jazz composer, conductor, arranger and producer as well as a trombonist and keyboardist. He is known for collaborations with vibraphonist Gary Burton, his ...more

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Don Armand is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Don Armand age 28 - Don Armand is a rugby union footballer. He plays as a flanker for Exeter Chiefs in the English Premiership. Armand made his Western Province debut on 10 March 2012 in a 51-22 thrashing of the ...more

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Verity Price is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Verity Price age 40 - Verity is a singer, songwriter, actress and motivational speaker from Cape Town, South Africa.

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Graeme Cremer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Graeme Cremer age 30 - Alexander Graeme Cremer is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He is a leg-spinner who got into the Zimbabwe side at the age of eighteen, following the exits of Paul Strang, Andy Whittall and Ray Price from ...more

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Terence Parkin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Terence Parkin age 35 - Terence Mike Parkin is a deaf swimmer from South Africa, who won the silver medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in the 200 metres breaststroke. Parkin also competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics, as ...more

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Jestina Mukoko is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Jestina Mukoko Jestina Mukoko is a Zimbabwean human rights activist and the director of the Zimbabwe Peace Project. She is a journalist by training and a former newsreader with the Zimbabwe Broadcasting ...more

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Albert Lutuli is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Albert Lutuli Died at 69 (1898-1967) - Inkosi Albert John Lutuli, also known by his Zulu name Mvumbi, was a South African teacher and politician. Luthuli was elected president of the African National Congress, at the time an umbrella ...more

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Graeme Hick is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Graeme Hick age 50 - Graeme Ashley Hick MBE is a Zimbabwean-born cricketer who played 65 Test matches and 120 One Day Internationals for England. He played county cricket for Worcestershire for his entire English ...more

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John Takawira is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
John Takawira Died at 51 (1938-1989) - John Takawira was a Zimbabwean sculptor. The background to the sculptural movement of which he was a leading member is given in the article on Shona art.

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Sunday Chidzambwa is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Sunday Chidzambwa age 63 - Sunday Marimo Chidzambwa is a Zimbabwean former association football coach and player. He is nicknamed "Mhofu" in Zimbabwe.

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Angela Hannah is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Angela Hannah age 31 - Angela Hannah is a British sprint canoer who has competed since 2007. In the 2012 European Championships she finished 4th in the K4 500m event. She is part of the Great Britain team for the 2012 ...more

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Tatenda Taibu is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Tatenda Taibu age 32 - Tatenda Taibu is a former Zimbabwean cricketer. He is a wicketkeeper and batsman, and can also bowl right arm off spin. On 6 May 2004, he became the youngest Test captain in history, when he ...more

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Ryan Watson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Ryan Watson age 40 - Ryan Robert Watson is a cricketer who played for and captained Scotland, he currently plays club cricket with Glenrothes CC. Watson is a hard hitting right-handed batsman and is able to bowl ...more

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Timycen Maruma is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Timycen Maruma age 27 - Timycen Maruma is a Zimbabwean international cricketer. Beginning his cricketing career as a leg-spinner, he shifted his role to an All-Rounder. In 2008, he scored his maiden First Class half ...more

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Tino Mawoyo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Tino Mawoyo age 29 - Tinotenda Mbiri Kanayi "Tino" Mawoyo is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He currently plays for the Mountaineers in the Zimbabwean Domestic Competition. Mawoyo led the Zimbabwean Under-19 ...more

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Vusi Sibanda is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Vusi Sibanda age 32 - Vusimuzi "Vusi" Sibanda is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He has played international cricket for the Zimbabwe cricket team. He also plays for Midlands in the Logan Cup.

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Eboo Essop-Adam is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Eboo Essop-Adam age 47 - Ebrahim Ali Essop-Adam is a former Zimbabwean cricketer. He played one ODI for Zimbabwe in 1992.

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Terry Duffin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Terry Duffin age 33 - Terrence Duffin is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He has played two Test matches for Zimbabwe against India as an opening batsman, and he scored 56 in the first innings of that tour, making him the ...more

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Ryan Ervine is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Ryan Ervine age 27 - Ryan Ervine is a cricket player.

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Albert Nyathi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Albert Nyathi age 53 - Albert Nyathi is a Zimbabwean poet who is particularly famous for the poem and song Senzeni na?, which he composed following the assassination of Chris Hani He graduated from the University of ...more