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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.
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  • Herbert Chitepo

    Dec. at 52 (1923-1975)
    Herbert Wiltshire Pfumaindini Chitepo (15 June 1923 – 18 March 1975) led the Zimbabwe African...  more
  • M. K. Asante

    Age: 37
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  • Christopher Chetsanga

    Age: 85
    Christopher J. Chetsanga (born 1935 in Murehwa, Rhodesia) is a prominent Zimbabwean scientist...  more
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    Age: 39
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  • Nelson Chamisa

    Age: 42
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  • Simon Muzenda

    Dec. at 81 (1922-2003)
    Simon Vengai Muzenda (28 October 1922 – 20 September 2003) was a Zimbabwean politician who...  more
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  • Tafadzwa Madondo

    Dec. at 27 (1981-2008)
    Tafadzwa Madondo (February 17, 1981 – November 17, 2008) was a Zimbabwean cricketer. He was a...  more
  • Cuthbert Nyasango (born 17 September 1982) is a Zimbabwean long-distance runner. He was born...  more
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  • Tim Noakes

    Age: 71
    Timothy David Noakes (born 1949) is a South African scientist, and an emeritus professor in...  more
  • Chamunorwa Justice "Chamu" Chibhabha (born 9 September 1986) is a Zimbabwean cricketer who...  more
  • Lovemore Majaivana

    Age: 65
    Lovemore "Majaivana" Tshuma (born 1954), commonly known as Lovemore Majaivana is a Zimbabwean...  more
  • Allan Fletcher

    Age: 68
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    Age: 30
    Brian Vitalis Vitori is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He has played Test and ODI matches for...  more
  • Cara Black

    Age: 41
    Cara Black (born 17 February 1979) is a professional tennis player from Zimbabwe. She is...  more
  • Moven Mahachi

    Dec. at 49 (1952-2001)
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    Dec. at 80 (1920-2000)
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  • Jennifer Wilson

    Age: 41
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