Chief Minister of Zanzibar
AppointerSultan of Zanzibar (1961–1964)
President of Zanzibar (1964–2010)
Formation5 June 1961
First holderMuhammad Shamte Hamadi
Final holderShamsi Vuai Nahodha
Abolished9 November 2010

This is a list of the heads of government of Zanzibar, an autonomous region of Tanzania. The office of Chief Minister (later changed to Prime Minister) was established in 1961 and abolished in 2010, having been previously abolished between 1964 and 1983.

Chief ministers of the Sultanate of Zanzibar

Status
  Denotes Acting Chief Minister
No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political party Sultan(s)
Took office Left office Time in office
Geoffrey Charles Lawrence
(1915–1994)
23 February 1961 5 June 1961 102 days Independent Abdullah
1 Muhammad Shamte Hamadi
(1907–aft. 1964)
5 June 1961 24 June 1963 2 years, 19 days Coalition
(ZPPP + ZNP)

Prime minister of the Sultanate of Zanzibar

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political party Sultan(s)
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Muhammad Shamte Hamadi
(1907–aft. 1964)
24 June 1963 12 January 1964
(deposed.)
202 days Coalition
(ZPPP + ZNP)
Abdullah
Jamshid

Prime minister of the People's Republic of Zanzibar

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political party President(s)
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Abdullah Kassim Hanga
(1932–1969)
12 January 1964 27 April 1964 106 days Afro-Shirazi Party A. Karume

Chief ministers of the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political party President(s)
Took office Left office Time in office
Post abolished (27 April 1964 – 21 February 1983)
1 Ramadani Baki
(born 1943)
21 February 1983 6 February 1984 350 days Chama Cha Mapinduzi Jumbe
Mwinyi
2 Seif Sharif Hamad
(1943–2021)
6 February 1984 22 January 1988 4 years, 16 days Chama Cha Mapinduzi Mwinyi
Wakil
3 Omar Ali Juma
(1941–2001)
25 January 1988 1 November 1995 7 years, 280 days Chama Cha Mapinduzi Wakil
Amour
4 Mohamed Gharib Bilal
(born 1945)
1 November 1995 15 November 2000 5 years, 14 days Chama Cha Mapinduzi Amour
A. A. Karume
5 Shamsi Vuai Nahodha
(born 1962)
15 November 2000 9 November 2010 9 years, 359 days Chama Cha Mapinduzi Karume
Shein
Post abolished (9 November 2010 – present)

See also

The Chief Minister's Office in Chake-Chake, Pemba Island