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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 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

David Pocock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
age 30 David Pocock is an Australian rugby union player. He is a Brumbies openside flanker, and is vice captain of the Brumbies.

Herbert Chitepo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Dec. 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

M. K. Asante is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
age 36 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

Christopher Chetsanga is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
age 83 Christopher J Chetsanga is a preeminent 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 38 Chris Hoffman is an actor.

Nelson Chamisa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
age 40 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

Grant Flower is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
age 48 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

Simon Muzenda is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Dec. 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.

Tinashe Mushakavanhu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From 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 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

Tafadzwa Madondo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Dec. 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

Cuthbert Nyasango is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
age 36 Cuthbert Nyasango is a Zimbabwean long-distance runner. He was born in Nyanga.

Elton Chigumbura is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
age 32 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

Tim Noakes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
age 70 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

Chamu Chibhabha is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
age 32 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

Lovemore Majaivana is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Lovemore Majaivana age 64 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

Allan Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Allan Fletcher age 67

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

Moven Mahachi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Dec. 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

Ndabaningi Sithole is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Ndabaningi Sithole Dec. 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

Jennifer Wilson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
Jennifer Wilson age 39 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 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

Friday Kasteni is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Zimbabwe
age 30 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