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Famous People From Zimbabwe

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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.
Robert Mugabe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Age: 95

Birthplace: Zvimba District

Robert Gabriel Mugabe (; Shona: [muɡaɓe]; born 21 February 1924) is a Zimbabwean revolutionary and politician who served as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987 and then as President ...more

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David Pocock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Age: 30

Birthplace: Gweru, Zimbabwe

David Pocock (born 23 April 1988) is a Zimbabwe born Australian rugby union player. He is an openside flanker, vice captain of the Brumbies. Pocock represents the Wallabies in international ...more
Herbert Chitepo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Dec. at 52 (1923-1975)

Birthplace: Watsomba, Zimbabwe

Herbert Wiltshire Pfumaindini Chitepo (15 June 1923 – 18 March 1975) led the Zimbabwe African National Union until he was assassinated on March 1975. Although his murderer remains unidentified, ...more
M. K. Asante is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
M. K. Asante Age: 36

Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe

M. K. Asante (born c. 1982) is an American author, filmmaker, recording artist, and professor. He is best known for his best-selling memoir Buck.
Christopher Chetsanga is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Christopher Chetsanga Age: 83

Birthplace: Murewa, Zimbabwe

Christopher J. Chetsanga (born 1935 in Murehwa, Rhodesia) is a prominent Zimbabwean scientist who is a member of the African Academy of Sciences.
Chris Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Chris Hoffman Age: 34

Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe

Chris Hoffman is an actor.
Nelson Chamisa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Nelson Chamisa Age: 40

Birthplace: Gutu, Zimbabwe

Nelson Chamisa (born 2 February 1978) is a Zimbabwean politician, who is the President of the Movement for Democratic Change and previously served as Member of the House of Assembly of Zimbabwe ...more
Grant Flower is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Age: 48

Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe

Grant William Flower (born 20 December 1970) is a Zimbabwean cricket coach and former cricketer. He is rated among the best Zimbabwean cricketers in history for his handy left arm spin and fine ...more
Simon Muzenda is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Dec. at 81 (1922-2003)

Birthplace: Gutu, Zimbabwe

Simon Vengai Muzenda (28 October 1922 – 20 September 2003) was a Zimbabwean politician who served as Deputy Prime Minister from 1980 to 1987 and as Vice-President of Zimbabwe from 1987 to 2003 ...more
Tinashe Mushakavanhu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe

Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe

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
Heath Streak is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Age: 44

Birthplace: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Heath Hilton Streak (born 16 March 1974) is a Zimbabwean cricket coach and former cricketer who played for and captained the Zimbabwe national cricket team. By his statistical record, he is the ...more
Tafadzwa Madondo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Dec. at 27 (1981-2008)

Birthplace: Bindura, Bindura District, Zimbabwe

Tafadzwa Madondo (February 17, 1981 – November 17, 2008) was a Zimbabwean cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler and wicketkeeper who played for Manicaland. Born ...more
Cuthbert Nyasango is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Age: 36

Birthplace: Nyanga, Zimbabwe

Cuthbert Nyasango (born 17 September 1982) is a Zimbabwean long-distance runner. He was born in Nyanga. Nyasango competed for Zimbabwe at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London where he placed ...more
Elton Chigumbura is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Age: 32

Birthplace: Kwekwe, Zimbabwe

Elton Chigumbura (born 14 March 1986) is a Zimbabwean cricketer, who plays all formats of the game. He was Zimbabwe's One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) captain ...more
Tim Noakes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Age: 70

Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe

Timothy David Noakes (born 1949) is a South African scientist, and an emeritus professor in the Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine at the University of Cape Town. He is also a ...more
Chamu Chibhabha is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Age: 32

Birthplace: Masvingo District, Masvingo, Zimbabwe

Chamunorwa Justice "Chamu" Chibhabha (born 9 September 1986) is a Zimbabwean cricketer who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm medium pace. He was born in Masvingo along with two ...more
Lovemore Majaivana is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Lovemore Majaivana Age: 64

Birthplace: Gweru, Zimbabwe

Lovemore "Majaivana" Tshuma (born 1954), commonly known as Lovemore Majaivana is a Zimbabwean musician, arguably the most popular Ndebele singer, and by far the most prominent to have ...more
Allan Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Allan Fletcher Age: 67

Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe

Brian Vitori is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Brian Vitori Age: 28

Birthplace: Zimbabwe, Masvingo District, Masvingo Province, Africa, Masvingo

Brian Vitalis Vitori is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He has played Test and ODI matches for Zimbabwe.
Cara Black is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Age: 40

Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe

Cara Black (born 17 February 1979) is a professional tennis player from Zimbabwe. She is primarily a doubles specialist, winning 60 WTA and 11 ITF titles in that discipline. A former No. 1 ...more
Moven Mahachi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Dec. at 49 (1952-2001)

Birthplace: Zimbabwe

Moven Enock Mahachi (1948 – 26 May 2001) 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 ...more
Ndabaningi Sithole is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Ndabaningi Sithole Dec. at 80 (1920-2000)

Birthplace: Nyamandhlovu, Zimbabwe

Ndabaningi Sithole {pronunciation: nda-ba-nin-gee see-toe-le} (31 July 1920 – 12 December 2000) founded the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU), a militant organisation that opposed the ...more
Jennifer Wilson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Jennifer Wilson Age: 39

Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe

Jennifer Wilson is a South African field hockey player.
Keith Dabengwa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Age: 38

Birthplace: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Keith Mbusi Dabengwa (born 17 August 1980) 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 ...more
Friday Kasteni is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Age: 30

Birthplace: Kadoma, Zimbabwe

Friday Kasteni (born 25 March 1988, Kadoma, Zimbabwe) is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He is a left-handed aggressive batsman. He scored a century on his first-class debut for Midlands against ...more