Chief Minister of KwaZulu

KwaZulu (red) within South Africa.
Coat of arms of KwaZulu

The following is a list of Chief Ministers of KwaZulu, since its establishment in 1970.

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(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Tenure Portrait Incumbent Affiliation Notes
Zulu Territorial Authority
9 June 1970 to 31 March 1972 Mangosuthu Buthelezi (1983).jpg Mangosuthu Buthelezi, Chief Executive Officer
KwaZulu
1 April 1972 to 31 January 1977 Mangosuthu Buthelezi (1983).jpg Mangosuthu Buthelezi, Chief Executive Councillor IFP (since 1975) 1 April 1972: Establishment as a Homeland with a Legislative Assembly under the new name KwaZulu


21 March 1975: Founding of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP)

KwaZulu (Self-Rule)
1 February 1977 to 26 April 1994 Mangosuthu Buthelezi (1983).jpg Mangosuthu Buthelezi, Chief Minister IFP Afterwards served as the Minister of Home Affairs of South Africa, from 1994 to 2004
27 April 1994 KwaZulu re-integrated into South Africa

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