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