Read below for information on the main political parties currently registered and active in Zimbabwe. If you think your party should be displayed here, please email [email protected] with the subject line “Party Card.”
Visit the Zanu-PF Website
Robert Gabriel Mugabe is the current President of Zimbabwe, having served since December 1987. As one of the leaders of the rebel groups against white minority rule, he was elected as Prime Minister, head of government, in 1980, and served until 1987, when he became the country’s first head of state. He has led ZANU–PF since 1975.
Visit the MDC-T Website
Morgan Richard Tsvangirai is President of the MDC-T and was Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 2009 to 2013. He contested the first round of the 2008 Presidential Election with the MDC-T, taking 47.8% of the vote and placing ahead of Mugabe. Tsvangirai withdrew from the second round, arguing that the election would not be free and fair due to widespread violence and intimidation by government supporters that led to the deaths of 200 people.
Visit the MDC-N Website
Welshman Ncube is a Zimbabwean politician, lawyer and businessman. He is the 3rd President of the MDC, a practicing lawyer and runs a number of business ventures including a farm in the Midlands Province. He served as a member of the House of Assembly for 13 years and as Minister for Commerce and Industry from 2009 to 2013.
Visit the ZAPU Website
Dumiso Dabengwa is a Zimbabwean politician. He served as head of the Zimbabwe People’s Revolutionary Army (ZIPRA) intelligence during the Rhodesian Bush War. From 1992 to 2000, he served in the government as Minister of Home Affairs. Dabengwa is the leader of the revived ZAPU, which is separating from the unity accord of 1987. He was the ZAPU candidate for President of Zimbabwe during the 2013 general election.
Visit the PDP Website
Tendai Biti is a Zimbabwean politician who served as Minister of Finance from 2009 to 2013. He helped found the MDC in 1999 and served as the MDC-T’s Secretary-General. Biti fell out with Tsvangirai in 2014 and was expelled from the party in April 2014. In 2015, Biti joined other disaffected MDC-T members in a breakaway group, MDC-Renewal and became its secretary-general. In September 2015, MDC-Renewal launched as a separate party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), and Biti was elected president.