Famous People From Zimbabwe

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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    • 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 from ...more
    • 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
    Dec. at 51 (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, the ...more
  • M. K. Asante

    M. K. Asante

    Age: 40
    • Birthplace: Zimbabwe, Harare
    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

    Christopher Chetsanga

    Age: 87
    • 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

    Chris Hoffman

    Age: 41
    • Birthplace: Zimbabwe, Harare
    Chris Hoffman is an actor.