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The task of the Commonwealth Monitoring Force from 28th December, 1979 was to keep the peace during the ceasefire leading up to the March 1980 elections in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe. By March 4 Robert Mugabe was the leader of the new African nation.

He became the first Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, still within the Commonwealth of Nations.