President of Zimbabwe Rhodesia
|President of Zimbabwe Rhodesia|
|Precursor||President of Rhodesia|
|Formation||1 June 1979|
|First holder||Josiah Zion Gumede|
|Final holder||Josiah Zion Gumede|
|Abolished||12 December 1979|
|Succession||Governor of Southern Rhodesia|
The only President of Zimbabwe Rhodesia was Josiah Zion Gumede.
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 Lord Soames as Governor of Southern Rhodesia on 12 December 1979.
President of Zimbabwe Rhodesia (1979)
|Picture||Took office||Left office||Political Party|
|1||Josiah Zion Gumede
|1 June 1979||12 December 1979||United African National Council|