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President of the
Republic of Zimbabwe
Emmerson Mnangagwa Official Portrait.jpg
Emmerson Mnangagwa

since 24 November 2017
Style His Excellency
(Formal, in international correspondence)
Comrade President
Residence State House
Appointer popular vote
Term length 5 years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Canaan Banana
Formation 18 April 1980
Deputy Vice-President of Zimbabwe
Salary US$200,000 (2014)

The President of Zimbabwe is the head of state of Zimbabwe. They are elected using a two-round system.

The President is also the head of government. the office of Prime Minister was abolished in 1987. Under the rules adopted by the same referendum, the president serves a maximum of two five-year terms.

Presidents of Zimbabwe (1980–present)

No. President Took office Left office Time in office Party Election
Canaan Banana
Banana, CanaanCanaan Banana
18 April 1980 31 December 1987 7 years, 257 days ZANU 1980
Robert Mugabe
Mugabe, RobertRobert Mugabe
31 December 1987 21 November 2017 29 years, 325 days ZANU-PF 1990
Emmerson Mnangagwa
Mnangagwa, EmmersonEmmerson Mnangagwa
(born 1942)
24 November 2017 Incumbent 2 years, 335 days ZANU-PF 2018
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