in February 1980 in order to elect a government which would govern the country after it was granted independence as Zimbabwe
, in accordance with the conclusions of the Lancaster House Agreement
. The election was won by the Zimbabwe African National Union - Patriotic Front
(ZANU-PF) and its leader Robert Mugabe
therefore became the first Prime Minister of Zimbabwe.
Agreement at Lancaster House on the fundamentals of the constitution was relatively easy.
A wet sheet and a flowing sea, A wind that follows fast,And fills the white and rustling sail, And bends the gallant mast.And bends the gallant mast, my boys, While like the eagle freeAway the good ship flies, and leaves Old England on the lee.
While the hollow oak our palace is,Our heritage the sea.
When looks were fond and words were few.