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List of famous politicians from Zimbabwe, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Zimbabwean politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Zimbabwean politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Zimbabwe and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Zimbabwe, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

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A. S. Chigwedere is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
A. S. Chigwedere age 79
Aeneas Chigwedere is a Zimbabwean politician, historian, educationist, and traditional leader. He served as the Minister of Education, Sports, & Culture since August 2001, and was appointed ...more

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Amos Midzi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
Amos Midzi age 66
Amos Bernard Midzi is a Zimbabwean politician who served in the Cabinet successively as Minister of Energy and Power Development and Minister of Mines and Mining Development from 2002 to 2009. ...more

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Arthur Mutambara is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
age 52
Arthur Guseni Oliver Mutambara is a Zimbabwean politician. He became the president of the Movement for Democratic Change in February 2006. He has worked as the managing director and CEO of ...more

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Cain Mathema is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
Cain Mathema age 71
Cain Ginyilitshe Ndabazekhaya Mathema is a Zimbabwean politician who is the Governor and Resident Minister of Bulawayo. In late February 2008, he was present at rally supporting ZANU-PF ...more

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Constantine Chiwenga is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
age 62
General Constantine Chiwenga is Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces.

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David Butau is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
age 61
David Butau is a member of parliament of Zimbabwe representing the district of Guruve North. He was chairman of the parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Budget and Finance. In late 2007, Butau ...more

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David Coltart is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
age 61
David Coltart is a Zimbabwean lawyer, Christian leader and politician. He was a founding member of the Movement for Democratic Change when it was established in 1999 and its founding Secretary ...more

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David Parirenyatwa is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
David Parirenyatwa age 68
David Parirenyatwa is a Zimbabwean politician who has served in the government of Zimbabwe as Minister of Health since 2013. Previously he served as Minister of Health from 2002 to 2009.

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Edgar Tekere is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
Died at 74 (1937-2011)
Edgar Zivanai Tekere, nicknamed "2 Boy", was a Zimbabwean politician. He was the second and last Secretary General of the Zimbabwe African National Union who organised the party during ...more

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Elias Mudzuri is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
Elias Mudzuri
Elias Mudzuri is a Zimbabwean engineer and politician. Mudzuri was elected to a four-year term as Mayor of Harare, a city of 1.8 million, in March 2002. Trained in Sierre Leone as a civil ...more

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Elliot Manyika is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
Died at 53 (1955-2008)
Elliot Tapfumaneyi Manyika was a Zimbabwean politician, who served as Minister without Portfolio and the National political Commissar for ZANU-PF. Born at Rosa Clinic in Chiweshe, Manyika did ...more

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Elphas Mukonoweshuro is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
Elphas Mukonoweshuro
Elphas Mukonoweshuro was a Zimbabwean political scientist and politician. A former University of Zimbabwe Dean of Social Studies, he was the Movement for Democratic Change-Tsvangirai member of ...more

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Elton Mangoma is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
Elton Mangoma
Elton Steers Mangoma is a former Zimbabwe Minister of Economic Planning and Investment Promotion. He was a Member of House of Assembly for Makoni North.

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Emmerson Mnangagwa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
Emmerson Mnangagwa age 72
Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa is a Zimbabwean politician who has been Vice-President of Zimbabwe since 2014. He was Minister of State Security from 1980 to 1988, Minister of Justice from 1988 to ...more

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Eric Matinenga is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
Eric Matinenga
Eric Matinenga is a Zimbabwean case lawyer and politician who successfully defended Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai during his treason trial in 2005. He was elected in ...more

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Faber Chidarikire is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
Faber Chidarikire
Faber Edmond Chidarikire is the Provincial Governor and resident minister of Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe. He is a member of the ZANU-PF party and an ex officio member of the Senate of Zimbabwe. ...more

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Fay Chung is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
age 77
Fay King Chung is a Zimbabwean educator and an independent candidate for the March 2008 Zimbabwean senatorial election. She is one of the early public supporters of independent presidential ...more

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Felix Magalela Mafa Sibanda is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
Felix Mafa is a Zimbabwean activist, politician and member of parliament for Magwegwe in Bulawayo for the MDC-T party, as well as being provincial spokesperson for that party. In 1980 he was the ...more

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Fidelis Mhashu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
Fidelis Mhashu
Fidelis Mhashu is the Zimbabwe Minister of National Housing and Social Amenities. He is the Member of House of Assembly for Chitungwiza North.

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Francis Nhema is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
Francis Nhema age 59
Francis Nhema is a Zimbabwean politician, currently serving as Minister of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment; previously he was Minister of the Environment and Tourism. He is MP ...more

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George Charamba is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
George Charamba age 55
George Charamba is the press secretary in the president's office and permanent secretary in the Ministry of Information in Zimbabwe. His position makes him the official spokesperson for ...more

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Gideon Gono is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
Gideon Gono age 59
Gideon Gono was the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe from 2003 to 2013 and is the former CEO of the Jewel Bank, formerly known as the Commercial Bank of Zimbabwe. Gono became known ...more

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Giles Mutsekwa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
Giles Mutsekwa age 70
Giles Mutsekwa is a Zimbabwean politician. He was appointed to the unity government as one of two co-ministers of Home Affairs by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai in February 2009 and sworn into ...more

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Happyton Bonyongwe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
Happyton Bonyongwe age 58
Happyton Bonyongwe is the director general of the Zimbabwean government intelligence agency, the Central Intelligence Organisation. He is a retired Brigadier in the Zimbabwe National Army. He ...more

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Henry Dzinotyiweyi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
Henry Dzinotyiweyi
Henry Dzinotyiweyi is a Zimbabwean mathematician and politician. A former University of Zimbabwe Dean of Science, he is the Movement for Democratic Change-Tsvangirai member of parliament for ...more