Famous Zimbabwean - Zimbabwean Celebrities

Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in Southern Africa that has been home to several kingdoms in the past. With a history dating back to the pre-colonial era, the country came under the dominance of British South Africa Company in the 1890 finally gaining its independence in 1980. The ancient past has given the country a rich cultural heritage and ethnic diversity which is visible from the fact that Zimbabwe is home to people from different cultures and background. The country has as many as 16 official languages. Though there have been quite many prominent Zimbabwean men and women who have contributed significantly to the country, one name that deserves a special mention is that of Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe who serves as the head of state and government and commander-in-chief of the armed forces. An authoritarian leader, Mugabe has been in power since 1980 and executed a dictatorial control over the country’s affairs.

Find out more about the greatest Zimbabweans, including Danai Gurira, Robert Mugabe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, Morgan Tsvangirai and Canaan Banana.

The Most Famous Zimbabwean

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Danai GuriraFebruary 14, 1978American, ZimbabweanDanai Gurira is an American actress who is best known for her role as Michonne on the AMC horror drama series 'The Walking Dead'
Canaan BananaMarch 5, 1936ZimbabweanCanaan Banana was the first black President of Zimbabwe
Robert MugabeFebruary 21, 1924ZimbabweanRobert Mugabe is a Zimbabwean politician and a former Prime Minister & President of the country
Emmerson MnangagwaSeptember 15, 1946ZimbabweanEmmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa is a Zimbabwean politician, and the current President of Zimbabwe
Morgan TsvangiraiMarch 10, 1952ZimbabweanMorgan Tsvangirai is the former prime minister of Zimbabwe
Princess Charlene of MonacoJanuary 25, 1978South African, ZimbabweanPrincess Charlene is a former South African Olympic swimmer who, after her marriage to Prince Albert II, became the Princess of Monaco
Lovemore MadhukuJuly 20, 1966ZimbabweanLovemore Madhuku is a Zimbabwean democracy activist, political analyst and law expert

Lovemore Madhuku

Lovemore Madhuku is a Zimbabwean democracy activist, political analyst and law expert

ZimbabweanJuly 20, 1966111 views

Canaan Banana

Canaan Banana was the first black President of Zimbabwe

ZimbabweanMarch 5, 1936184 views

Morgan Tsvangirai

Morgan Tsvangirai is the former prime minister of Zimbabwe

ZimbabweanMarch 10, 1952115 views

Princess Charlene of Monaco

Princess Charlene is a former South African Olympic swimmer who, after her marriage to Prince Albert II, became the Princess of Monaco

Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe is a Zimbabwean politician and a former Prime Minister & President of the country

Emmerson Mnangagwa

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa is a Zimbabwean politician, and the current President of Zimbabwe

Danai Gurira

Danai Gurira is an American actress who is best known for her role as Michonne on the AMC horror drama series 'The Walking Dead'

AmericanFebruary 14, 1978222 views