Prime Minister of Zimbabwe Rhodesia

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Prime Minister of Zimbabwe Rhodesia
Flag of the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe Rhodesia.svg
Style The Right Honourable
Appointer President of Zimbabwe Rhodesia
Precursor Prime Minister of Rhodesia
Formation 1 June 1979
First holder Abel Muzorewa
Final holder Abel Muzorewa
Abolished 12 December 1979
Succession Governor of Southern Rhodesia

The position of Prime Minister of Zimbabwe Rhodesia was the head of government of Zimbabwe Rhodesia. Like the country itself, it was never internationally recognized.

The only Prime Minister of Zimbabwe Rhodesia was Abel Muzorewa.

History of the office

The position was established on 1 June 1979, under the terms of the Internal Settlement negotiated between the government of Rhodesia and moderate African nationalists. It existed until, under the terms of the Lancaster House Agreement, control was turned over to The Lord Soames as Governor of Southern Rhodesia on 12 December 1979.

Prime Minister of Zimbabwe Rhodesia (1979)


  United African National Council

No. Name
Picture Took office Left office Elected
Political Party
1 Abel Muzorewa
MP for Mashonaland East
Muzorewa 1978 b.jpg 1 June 1979 12 December 1979 1979 (1st) United African National Council

See also

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