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Prime Minister of the
Republic of Zimbabwe
Coat of Arms of Zimbabwe.svg
Coat of arms of Zimbabwe
Appointer President of Zimbabwe
Formation 18 April 1980
11 February 2009
First holder Robert Mugabe
Final holder Morgan Tsvangirai
Abolished 31 December 1987
11 September 2013

The Prime Minister of Zimbabwe was a political office in the government of Zimbabwe. The first person to hold the position was Robert Mugabe from 1980 to 1987 following independence from the United Kingdom. He took office when Southern Rhodesia became the Republic of Zimbabwe on 18 April 1980.

This position was abolished when the constitution was amended in 1987 and Mugabe became President of Zimbabwe. The office of Prime Minister was restored in 2009 and held by Morgan Tsvangirai until the position was again abolished by the 2013 Constitution of Zimbabwe.

Prime Ministers of Zimbabwe (1980–1987; 2009–2013)


Political parties
  •      Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU)
  •      Movement for Democratic Change – Tsvangirai (MDC–T)
No. Picture Name
Elected Took office Left office Political Party President
1 President Zimbabwe , Robert Mugabe bezoekt Nederland Robert Mugabe , kop, Bestanddeelnr 932-1922.jpg Robert Mugabe
18 April 1980 31 December 1987 ZANU Canaan Banana
Post abolished (31 December 1987 – 11 February 2009) Robert

2 Morgan Tsvangirai Oslo 2009 A.jpg Morgan Tsvangirai
2008 11 February 2009 11 September 2013 MDC–T
Post abolished (11 September 2013)

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