President of Zimbabwe Rhodesia

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President of Zimbabwe Rhodesia
Flag of the President of Rhodesia.svg
Style The Honourable
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 position of President of Zimbabwe Rhodesia was the head of state of Zimbabwe Rhodesia. Like the country itself, it was never internationally recognized.

The only President of Zimbabwe Rhodesia was Josiah Zion Gumede.

History of the office[edit]

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)[edit]


  United African National Council

No. Name
Picture Took office Left office Political Party
1 Josiah Zion Gumede
Josiah Gumede.jpg 1 June 1979 12 December 1979 United African National Council

See also[edit]