Definition of Zimbabwe African National Union in US English:

Zimbabwe African National Union

(also ZANU, ZANU–PF)

proper noun

  • A Zimbabwean political party formed in 1963 as a guerrilla organization and led from 1975 by Robert Mugabe.

The Patriotic Front, an alliance of ZANU and ZAPU formed in 1976 to coordinate opposition to white rule, ruled Zimbabwe as a coalition until a rift developed in 1982. In 1987, the parties agreed formally to merge, adopting the name ZANU–PF in 1989