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Canaan Banana

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Birthday ***, 1936
Place of Birth Esigodini, Zimbabwe
Death day November 10, 2003 (67 years old)
Zodiac Sign Pisces
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Canaan Sodindo Banana was a Minister of the Methodist of Zimbabwe, theologian and politician who served as the first president of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987. He was the first head of state of Zimbabwe after the Lancaster House treaty. lead to independence from the country. In 1987, he resigned as president and was replaced by Prime Minister Robert Mugabe, who became the executive president of the country. In 1997, Banana was charged with homosexuality and, after a trial of first instance, was convicted of 11 counts of groping and "unnatural behavior", and sentenced to six months in prison. Banana was born in Essexvale, a village in Matabeleland, Southern Rhodesia, to a mother Ndebele and a father Mosotho. He trained at a mission school before studying at Epworth College of Theology in Salisbury. Ordained in 1962, he served as school principal and administrator pastor from 1963 to 1966. He was elected president of the Church Council of Bulawayo in 1969, holding this position until 1971

Born March 05, 1936, Essexvale, Southern Rhodesia
Died November 10, 2003, London, United Kingdom
Political party ZANU
Children 4
Occupation Minister, professor, politician
Preceded by Josiah Gumede, (Zimbabwe Rhodesia)
Succeeded by Robert Mugabe

About Canaan Banana

Politician who was the first President of Zimbabwe and served from 1980 until 1987. He was known for bringing together two of the country's political parties, the Zimbabwe African National Union and the Zimbabwe African People's Union.

Canaan Banana before fame

He was a student at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.

Achievement of Canaan Banana

He served one year in prions after being found guilty of sodomy in 1997.

Canaan Banana family life

He married Janet Mbuyazwe in 1961 and they had four children together.

Associations of Canaan Banana

His Prime Minister was Robert Mugabe.

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Latest information about Canaan Banana updated on June 14 2021.