President of Zimbabwe

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

President of the
Republic of Zimbabwe
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Emmerson Mnangagwa

since 24 November 2017
StyleHis Excellency
(Formal, in international correspondence)
Comrade President
ResidenceState House
Appointerpopular vote
Term length5 years, renewable once[1]
Inaugural holderCanaan Banana
Formation18 April 1980
DeputyVice-President of Zimbabwe
SalaryUS$200,000 (2014)[2]

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.[3]

Presidents of Zimbabwe (1980–present)Edit

No. President Took office Left office Time in office Party Election
1Banana, CanaanCanaan Banana
18 April 198031 December 19877 years, 257 daysZANU1980
2Mugabe, RobertRobert Mugabe
31 December 198721 November 201729 years, 325 daysZANU-PF1990
3Mnangagwa, EmmersonEmmerson Mnangagwa
(born 1942)
24 November 2017Incumbent2 years, 180 daysZANU-PF2018


  1. "Zimbabweans hope for democratic rebirth". BBC News. 20 March 2013. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  2. Gumbo, Lloyd (22 April 2014). "President reveals monthly salary". The Herald. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
  3. Allison, Simon (26 March 2013). "Even Zimbabwe's constitution waits for Mugabe to pass the baton, or pass away". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 November 2017.