Byron R. Hove (born in 1940) served as Justice Minister in Zimbabwe Rhodesia with Hilary Squires as co-minister. He supported and participated in Prime Minister Ian Smith's Internal Settlement. He later served as MP for Gokwe until April 1986 when he lost his position for misdemeanors.Jacqueline Audrey Kalley, Elna Schoeman, and L.E. Andor. Southern African Political History: a chronological of key political events from independence to mid-1997, 1999. Page 736.
On April 18, 1978, he was unexpectedly fired after he criticized the government for excluding blacks from high-level jobs.
In 1980 Hove was thrown out of Parliament after he openly criticized the Mugabe administration for corruption, saying,