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List of Speakers of the House of Assembly of Zimbabwe

This article lists the Speakers of the House of Assembly of Zimbabwe and its historical antecedents: Southern Rhodesian House of Assembly 1923-1953, Federal Assembly 1953-1963, Southern Rhodesian House of Assembly 1963-1965, Rhodesian House of Assembly 1965-1979.

Southern Rhodesia (1923–1965)Edit

No. Image Speaker Tenure Term(s) Party Notes
1 Lionel Cripps May 1924 – 1935 1st, 2nd, 3rd Rhodesia Party (until 1934)
1 United Party (after 1934)
2   Allan Ross Welsh 1935 – 1950 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th United Party
3   Sir Tom Ian Findlay Wilson 1950 – 1959 7th, 8th ? [1]
4 Walter Alexander July 1959 – 22 May 1964 9th, 10th ? [2][3]
5   Albert Rubidge Washington Stumbles 28 July 1964 – 1965 6th Rhodesian Front [3]

Rhodesia (1965–1979)Edit

House of Assembly of Rhodesia was unicameral legislature from 1965 to 1969, and the lower house of the Rhodesian legislature from 1969 to 1979.

No. Speaker Portrait Party Tenure Notes
1 Col. Albert Rubidge Washington Stumbles   RF 1965 – 31 December 1972 [4][5]
2 George Holland Hartley   RF 27 March 1973 – 1979 [5]

Zimbabwe Rhodesia/Southern Rhodesia (1979–1980)Edit

No. Speaker Portrait Party Tenure
1 John Moses Chirimbani   UANC 1979
2 John Zwenhamo Ruredzo   UANC 1979

Zimbabwe (1980–present)Edit

No. Image Speaker Tenure Parliament(s) Party
1   Didymus Mutasa 14 May 1980 – 1990 1st, 2nd ZANU (until 1987)
ZANU–PF (after 1987)
2   Nolan Makombe 2 May 1990 – 1995 3rd ZANU–PF
3   Cyril Ndebele 14 April 1995 – 2000 4th ZANU–PF
4   Emmerson Mnangagwa 1 July 2000 – 2005 5th ZANU–PF
5   John Nkomo 1 April 2005 – 5 March 2008 6th ZANU–PF
6   Lovemore Moyo 25 August 2008 – 27 June 2013 7th MDC–T
7   Jacob Mudenda 22 August 2013 – Incumbent[6] 8th, 9th ZANU–PF

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cook, Chris (2 October 2012). "The Routledge Guide to British Political Archives: Sources since 1945". Routledge – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "The Parliamentarian". 10 March 1960 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ a b "The Parliamentarian: Journal of the Parliaments of the Commonwealth". 10 March 1964 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ Assembly, Southern Rhodesia Parliament House of. "Votes and Proceedings of the House of Assembly". House of Assembly – via Google Books.
  5. ^ a b Assembly, Southern Rhodesia Parliament House of. "Votes and Proceedings of the House of Assembly". House of Assembly – via Google Books.
  6. ^ Chronicle, The. "President meets Parliament presiding officers". The Chronicle.