The following is a list of Chief Ministers of KwaZulu, since its establishment in 1970.
(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)
|Zulu Territorial Authority|
|9 June 1970 to 31 March 1972||Mangosuthu Buthelezi, Chief Executive Officer|
|1 April 1972 to 31 January 1977||Mangosuthu Buthelezi, Chief Executive Councillor||IFP (since 1975)||1 April 1972: Establishment as a Homeland with a Legislative Assembly under the new name KwaZulu
|1 February 1977 to 26 April 1994||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|