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Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Zimbabwe)

Republic of Zimbabwe
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Coat of arms of Zimbabwe.svg
Agency overview
FormedApril 18, 1980 (1980-04-18)
JurisdictionRepublic of Zimbabwe
Headquarters4240 Munhumutapa Building Samora Machel Avenue / Sam Nujoma Street, Harare
Minister responsible
  • Frederick Shava
Agency executives
WebsiteOfficial Ministry website

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Zimbabwe is a cabinet ministry of Zimbabwe, responsible for conducting foreign relations of the country.

The current Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade is Frederick Shava. He was appointed by President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, being sworn in on 2 March 2021.[1][2]

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Political parties
  •  United Federal Party
  •  Rhodesian Front
  •  United African National Council
  •  ZANU–PF
Other factions

List of ministers

The following is a list of Foreign Ministers of Zimbabwe and its historical antecedents since 1956:[3]

No. Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Tenure Title
Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland (1953–1963)
1 Sir Godfrey Huggins
(1883–1971)
Huggins.jpg 7 September 1953 – 18 December 1953 Minister of External Affairs and Defence
18 December 1953 – 2 November 1956 Minister of External Affairs
2 Sir Roy Welensky
(1907–1991)
Roy welensky.jpg 1 November 1956 – 31 December 1963
Southern Rhodesia (1964–1965)
1 Winston Field
(1904–1969)
Winston Field 1960.jpg 1 January 1964 – 14 April 1964[4] Minister of External Affairs and Defence
2 Ian Smith
(1919–2007)
Ian Smith 1950s.jpg 14 April 1964 – 8 May 1964[4]
8 May 1964 – 28 August 1964 Minister of External Affairs
3 Clifford Dupont
(1905–1978)
No image.png 28 August 1964 – 17 November 1965[4]
Rhodesia (UDI period, 1965–1979)
Ian Smith
(1919–2007)
Ian Smith 1950s.jpg 17 November 1965 – 1966 Minister of Foreign Affairs
4 The Duke of Montrose
(1907–1992)
The 7th Duke of Montrose in 1967.jpg 1966 – 1968
5 Jack Howman
(1919–2000)
No image.png 1968 – 31 July 1974
6 P. K. van der Byl
(1923–1999)
No image.png 2 August 1974 – 1 June 1979
Zimbabwe Rhodesia (Internal Settlement period, 1979)
1 David Mukome No image.png 1 June 1979 – 11 December 1979 Minister of Foreign Affairs
Zimbabwe (since 1980)
1 Simon Muzenda
(1922–2003)
No image.png 18 April 1980 – 1 January 1981 Minister of Foreign Affairs
2 Witness Mangwende
(1946–2005)
No image.png 1 January 1981 – 22 December 1987
3 Nathan Shamuyarira
(1928–2014)
No image.png 22 December 1987 – 15 March 1995
4 Stan Mudenge
(1941–2012)
No image.png 15 April 1995 – 14 April 2005
5 Simbarashe Mumbengegwi
(b. 1945)
Simbarashe Mumbengegwi.jpg 15 April 2005 – 9 October 2017
6 Walter Mzembi
(b. 1964)
H.E. Walter Mzembi, Minister of Tourism & Hospitality Industry, Government of Zimbabwe cropped.jpg 9 October 2017 – 27 November 2017
Simbarashe Mumbengegwi
(b. 1945)
Acting
Simbarashe Mumbengegwi.jpg 27 November 2017 – 30 November 2017
7 Sibusiso Moyo
(1960–2021)
Sibusiso Moyo, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Republic of Zimbabwe (28014487638) (cropped).jpg 30 November 2017 – 20 January 2021 Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Amon Murwira
(b. 1970)
Acting
No image.png 20 January 2021 – 2 March 2021
8 Frederick Shava
(b. 1947?)
No image.png 2 March 2021 – present

References

  1. ^ Machivenyika, Farirai (8 February 2021). "JUST IN: President makes Ministerial appointments". The Herald. Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Frederick Shava sworn in as Minister of Foreign Affairs". The Zimbabwe Mail. 2 March 2021. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Foreign ministers S–Z". rulers.org. B. Schemmel. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  4. ^ a b c http://ir.uz.ac.zw/jspui/bitstream/10646/3684/1/Willson_Holders_of_Administrative_and_Ministerial_office_1894_1964.pdf

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