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Zimbabwe

1000-1690 Great Zimbabwe

1838 amaNdebele Kingdom founded

11 Feb 1888 - 24 Jan 1901 British protectorate of Zambesia

24 Jan 1901 - 24 Oct 1964 Southern Rhodesia

21 Sep 1923 - 11 Nov 1965 British colony of Southern Rhodesia

01 Aug 1953 - 31 Dec 1963 Part of Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland

11 Nov 1965 Independence declared (not recognised)

11 Nov 1965 - 31 May 1979 Rhodesia (see below)

01 Jun - 12 Dec 1979 Zimbabwe-Rhodesia (interim state)

12 Dec 1979 - 17 Apr 1980 Return to colonial status

17 Apr 1980 Indepencence from Britain (Zimbabwe)

17 Apr 1991 - Republic of Zimbabwe

 

 

 

Rhodesia

 

Head of State

17 Nov 1965 - 02 Mar 1970 Clifford Walter Dupont ................ 1965-1978

(Representing the non-consenting Queen

Elizabeth of the United Kingdom

Presidents

02 Mar 1970 - 31 Dec 1975 Clifford Walter Dupont ................ s.a

(acting to 16 Apr 1970)

01 Jan - 14 Jan 1976 Henry Brendon Everard 1st Time) ....... 1897-1980

(acting)

14 Jan 1976 - 22 Aug 1978 John James Wrathall ................... 1913-1978

22 Aug - 01 Nov 1978 Henry Brendon Everard

(2nd Time, acting)

01 Nov 1978 - 05 Mar 1979 Jack William Pithey ................... 1903-1987

05 Mar - 31 May 1979 Henry Brendon Everard

(3rd Time, acting)

President of Zimbabwe-Rhodesia

01 Jun - 12 Dec 1979 Josiah Zion Gumede .................... 1919-1989

Governor

12 Dec 1979 - 17 Apr 1980 Christopher John Soames,

Baron Soames ......................... 1920-1987

Prime Ministers

01 Oct 1923 - 28 Aug 1927 Sir Charles Patrick John Goghlan ...... 1863-1927

28 Aug 1927 - 05 Jul 1933 Howard Unwin Moffat ................... 1869-1951

05 Jul - 12 Sep 1933 George Mitchell ....................... 1867-1937

12 Sep 1933 - 07 Sep 1953 Godfrey Martin Huggins ................ 1883-1971

07 Sep 1953 - 17 Feb 1958 R.S Garfield Todd ..................... 1908-2002

17 Feb 1958 - 17 Dec 1962 Sir Edgar Cuthbert Fremantle Whitehead 1905-1971

17 Dec 1962 - 13 Apr 1964 Sir Winston Joseph Field .............. 1904-1969

13 Apr 1964 - 31 May 1979 Ian Douglas Smith ..................... 1919-2007

01 Jun - 11 Dec 1979 Abel Tendekayi Muzorewa ............... 1925-2010

(for Zimbabwe-Rhodesia)

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Zimbabwe

Presidents

18 Apr 1980 - 22 Dec 1987 Canaam Sodindo Banana ................. 1936-2003

22 Dec 1987 - 21 Nov 2017 Robert Gabriel Mugabe ................. 1924-

21 Nov - 24 Nov 2017 Phelekezela Mphoko .................... 1940-

(acting)

24 Nov 2017 - Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa ........... 1942-

 

 

Prime Ministers

18 Apr 1980 - 31 Dec 1987 Robert Gabriel Mugabe ................. s.a

01 Jan 1988 - 11 Feb 2009 Post Abolished

11 Feb 2009 - 11 Sep 2013 Morgan Richard Tsvangirai ............. 1952-

11 Sep 2013 - Post Abolished

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