Canaan Banana

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Canaan Banana
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Canaan Banana in 1986
1st President of Zimbabwe
In office
18 April 1980 – 31 December 1987
Prime MinisterRobert Mugabe
Preceded byJosiah Gumede
(Zimbabwe Rhodesia)
Succeeded byRobert Mugabe
Personal details
Born(1936-03-05)5 March 1936
Essexvale, Southern Rhodesia
Died10 November 2003(2003-11-10) (aged 67)
London, United Kingdom
Political partyZANU
Spouse(s)
Janet Mbuyazwe (m. 1961)
Children4
OccupationMinister; professor; politician

Canaan Sodindo Banana (5 March 1936 – 10 November 2003) was a Zimbabwean Methodist minister, theologian, and politician. He was the first President of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987.[1]

On 10 November 2003, Banana died of cancer,[2] in London at the age of 67.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Canaan Sodindo Banana | Zimbabwean theologian". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  2. Canaan Banana of Zimbabwe dead. BBC News. 10 November 2003. Retrieved 2008-07-24.