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The First Lady of Zimbabwe is the title held by the wife of the President of Zimbabwe.

First Lady of Zimbabwe
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Incumbent
Auxillia C. Mnangagwa

since 24 November 2017
Term lengthVaries by marriage to the President
Inaugural holderJanet Banana
Formation18 April 1980

The current office holder is the wife of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Auxillia C. Mnangagwa. Mnangagwa also held the parliamentary seat of Chirumanzu-Zibagwe until the 10th of February 2018 [1] Mnangagwa has not indicated whether she intends to contest the seat during the 2018 general election.

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List of First LadiesEdit

Wives of the Prime Minister of Southern RhodesiaEdit

Name Start of term End of term Prime Minister
Gertrude Mary Coghlan 1 October 1923 28 August 1927 Charles Coghlan
Missing 2 September 1927 5 July 1933 Howard Unwin Moffat
Missing 5 July 1933 12 September 1933 George Mitchell
Blanche Huggins 12 September 1933 7 February 1953 Godfrey Huggins
Grace Todd 7 September 1953 17 February 1958 Garfield Todd
Missing 17 February 1958 17 December 1962 Edgar Whitehead
Barbara Field 17 December 1962 13 April 1964 Winston Field
Janet Smith 13 April 1964 11 November 1965 Ian Smith

Wife of the Prime Minister of RhodesiaEdit

Name Term start Term end Prime Minister
Janet Smith 11 November 1965 1 June 1979 Ian Smith

First Lady of Zimbabwe RhodesiaEdit

Name Term start Term end President
Maggie Muzowera 1 June 1979 12 December 1979 Abel Muzorewa

First Ladies of ZimbabweEdit

Name Term start Term end President
Janet Banana 18 April 1980 31 December 1987 Canaan Banana
Sally Hayfron 31 December 1987 27 January 1992 (her death) Robert Mugabe
Vacant 27 January 1992 17 August 1996
Grace Mugabe 17 August 1996 21 November 2017
Auxillia Mnangagwa 24 November 2017 Incumbent Emmerson Mnangagwa

Living Former First LadiesEdit

There are currently two living former First Ladies of Zimbabwe (as of 18 May 2019):

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