Vice-President of Zimbabwe

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First and Second Vice-President of the
Republic of Zimbabwe
Coat of arms of Zimbabwe.svg
Incumbent
Constantino Chiwenga (First)
Kembo Mohadi (Second)

since 28 December 2017
Term length5 years, renewable once[1]
Inaugural holderSimon Muzenda (First)
Joshua Nkomo (Second)
Formation31 December 1987

The Vice-President of Zimbabwe is the second highest political position obtainable in Zimbabwe. Currently there is a provision for two Vice-Presidents, who are appointed by the President of Zimbabwe.

The Vice-Presidents are designated as "First" and "Second" in the Constitution of Zimbabwe; the designation reflects their position in the presidential order of succession.

Vice-Presidents[change | change source]

Key

Political parties
Symbols
  • Died in office

First Vice-President[change | change source]

No. Picture Name
(Birth–Death)
Took office Left office Political Party President
1 No image.png Simon Muzenda
(1922–2003)
31 December 1987 20 September 2003[†] ZANU–PF Robert
Mugabe

(1987–2017)
2 Joice Mujuru at Horasis Global Arab Business Meeting 2012 crop.jpg Joice Mujuru
(1955–)
6 December 2004 8 December 2014 ZANU–PF
3 Emmerson Mnangagwa.jpg Emmerson Mnangagwa
(1942–)
12 December 2014 6 November 2017 ZANU–PF[a]
N/A Vacant[2] 6 November 2017 28 December 2017 N/A
Emmerson
Mnangagwa

(2017–)
4 Constantino Chiwenga
(1956–)
28 December 2017 Incumbent ZANU–PF

Second Vice-President[change | change source]

No. Picture Name
(Birth–Death)
Took office Left office Political Party President
1 Joshua Nkomo (1978).jpg Joshua Nkomo
(1917–1999)
31 December 1987 1 July 1999[†] ZANU–PF Robert
Mugabe

(1987–2017)
2 Joseph Msika.jpg Joseph Msika
(1923–2009)
23 December 1999 4 August 2009[†] ZANU–PF
3 No image.png John Nkomo
(1934–2013)
14 December 2009 17 January 2013[†] ZANU–PF
4 Phelekezela Mphoko (cropped).jpg Phelekezela Mphoko
(1940–)
12 December 2014 27 November 2017[3] ZANU–PF[b]
(4) Independent Emmerson
Mnangagwa

(2017–)
N/A Vacant 27 November 2017 28 December 2017 N/A
5 No image.png Kembo Mohadi
(1949–)
28 December 2017 Incumbent ZANU–PF

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Until 2017, expelled and later reinstated into the party after the coup d'état
  2. Until 2017, expelled from the party after the coup d'état

References[change | change source]

  1. "Zimbabweans hope for democratic rebirth". BBC News. 20 March 2013. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  2. Moyo, Jeffrey (19 November 2017). "Robert Mugabe, in Speech to Zimbabwe, Refuses to Say if He Will Resign". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  3. "President dissolves Cabinet". Herald.co.zw. Retrieved 28 November 2017.