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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

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Henry Madzorera is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
Henry Madzorera Henry Madzorera is a Zimbabwean politician who was Minister of Health and Child Welfare from 2009 to 2013. A member of the MDC-T, he has also served as the Senator for Kwekwe.

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Herbert Murerwa is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
Herbert Murerwa age 77 Herbert Muchemwa Murerwa is a Zimbabwean politician. He served as the Minister of Finance in the Government of Zimbabwe from 1996 to 2000, from August 2002 to February 2004, and again from 26 ...more

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Ignatious Chombo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
Ignatious Chombo age 66 Ignatious Morgan Chombo is a Zimbabwean politician, serving as the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and Urban Development. Chombo was nominated as ZANU-PF's candidate for the House of ...more

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Jabulani Sibanda is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
Jabulani Sibanda Jabulani Sibanda was the chairman of Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association, an organisation originally comprising all the veterans that fought during the Second Chimurenga or ...more

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Joel Gabuza is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
Joel Gabuza Joel Gabuza is the Zimbabwe Minister of Water Resources and Development. He is the Member of House of Assembly for Binga.

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John Nkomo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
John Nkomo Died at 79 (1934-2013) John Landa Nkomo was a Zimbabwean politician who served as Vice President of Zimbabwe from 2009 to 2013. After serving for years as a minister in the government of Zimbabwe, he was the Speaker ...more

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Joice Mujuru is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
age 63 Joice Mujuru is a Zimbabwean politician who served as Vice-President of Zimbabwe from 2004 to 2014. Previously she served as a government minister for years, beginning at independence in 1980. ...more

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Jonathan Moyo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
age 61 Jonathan Nathaniel Moyo is a Zimbabwean politician who has served in the government of Zimbabwe as Minister of Information since 2013. He previously served as Minister of Information from 2000 ...more

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Joseph Chinotimba is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
Joseph Chinotimba age 68 Joseph Chinotimba is a Zimbabwean political figure. He rose to prominence during the invasions of white-owned commercial farms that started after the 2000 referendum in Zimbabwe. He is widely ...more

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Joseph Made is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
Joseph Made Joseph Mtakwese Made is a Zimbabwean politician, currently serving as Minister of Agriculture. He was the Minister of Agriculture before being moved to the position of Minister of Agriculture ...more

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Joseph Msika is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
Joseph Msika Died at 86 (1923-2009) Joseph Wilfred Msika was a Zimbabwean politician who served as Vice-President of Zimbabwe from 1999 to 2009.

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Joshua Nkomo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
Died at 82 (1917-1999) Joshua Mqabuko Nyongolo Nkomo was the leader and founder of the Zimbabwe African People's Union and a member of the Ndebele tribe. He was a trades-union leader, who became president of the ...more

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Josiah Zion Gumede is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
Josiah Zion Gumede Died at 70 (1919-1989) Josiah Zion Gumede, OLG was the only president of the self-proclaimed, and internationally unrecognised, state of Zimbabwe Rhodesia during 1979, before Rhodesia briefly reverted to British rule ...more

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Kembo Mohadi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
Kembo Mohadi Kembo Dugish Campbell Mohadi is a Zimbabwean politician, currently serving as the Minister of Home Affairs. Having previously served as Deputy Minister of Local Government, he was appointed as ...more

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Lovemore Moyo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
Lovemore Moyo age 53 Lovemore Moyo is a Zimbabwean politician who was Speaker of the House of Assembly of Zimbabwe from 2008 to 2013. He is the National Chairman of the Movement for Democratic Change - Tsvangirai ...more

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Mark Partridge is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
Mark Partridge Died at 85 (1922-2007) Mark Henry Heathcote Partridge was the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources of Rhodesia. He lived in Greendale, Harare and won 79.3% of the vote in Greendale in the 1977 general election.

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Martin Dinha is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
Martin Dinha Martin Dinha is the Provincial Governor and resident minister of Mashonaland Central, Zimbabwe . He is a member of the ZANU-PF party and an ex officio member of the Senate of Zimbabwe. He is a ...more

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Mathan Shamuyarira is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
Mathan Shamuyarira

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Morgan Tsvangirai is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
age 66 Morgan Richard Tsvangirai is a Zimbabwean politician who was Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 2009 to 2013. He is President of the Movement for Democratic Change – Tsvangirai and a key figure in ...more

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Moven Mahachi is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
Died 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

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Nathan Shamuyarira is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
Nathan Shamuyarira Died at 86 (1928-2014) Nathan Shamuyarira was a Zimbabwean nationalist who at different times fought on behalf of and helped lead FROLIZI, ZANU, and ZAPU. He later served as the Information Minister of Zimbabwe and as ...more

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Nelson Chamisa is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Politicians 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

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Nicholas Goche is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
Nicholas Goche age 72 Nicholas Tasunungurwa Goche is a Zimbabwean politician, currently serving as Minister of Transport. Previously he was Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare. Minister of Transport ...more

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Obert Mpofu is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
Obert Mpofu age 67 Obert Moses Mpofu is a Zimbabwean politician, currently serving as Minister of Mines. Previously he was Minister of Industry and International Trade.

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Olivia Muchena is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Politicians from Zimbabwe
age 72 Olivia Nyembezi Muchena is a Zimbabwean politician and the former Minister of Higher Education in the Cabinet of Zimbabwe. She has also served as the Minister of Science and Technology ...more