Zimbabwean leader who served as Prime Minister from 1980 to 1987 and as President from 1987 until 2017. He also chaired the Zimbabwe African National Union from 1975 until 1980.
After graduation, he was employed as a lecturer at the Chalimbana Teacher Training College.
The life expectancy of his people have declined drastically since he took office but the country's literacy rate has gone up.
The third out of six children, his two older brothers both passed away when he was young. He was married to Sally Hayfron from 1961-1992. He later married Grace Mugabe in 1996. He has four children.
He met future leader Kenneth Kaunda while studying in South Africa during the early 1950's.