Zimbabwe’s First President, Canaan Banana and how he ditched Muzorewa for Mugabe:Video


Canaan Sodindo Banana, clergyman and politician, born March 5 1936; died November 10 2003 He served as the first President of Zimbabwe from 18 April 1980 until 31 December 1987. A Methodist minister, he held the largely ceremonial office of the presidency while his eventual successor,Robert Mugabe, served as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe.

During his lifetime, Banana brought together two of the country’s political parties, the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) and the Zimbabwe African People’s Union (ZAPU), became a diplomat for the Organisation of African Unity, and headed the religious department of the University of Zimbabwe. His later life was complicated by charges of sodomy—a crime in Zimbabwe—which he denied and for which he was later imprisoned. [vsw id=”R6kkg3dxqOI” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]C0D74F72-506C-43FD-BB41-D50AFE6EBDF8_w640_r1_s

  • Hey very nice blog!

  • My family always say that I am wasting my time
    here at web, except I know I am getting knowledge everyday by reading such fastidious content.

  • Its like you read my mind! You appear to know a lot about
    this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you can do with
    some pics to drive the message home a little bit, but other than that, this
    is great blog. A great read. I’ll definitely be back.

  • you’re actually a good webmaster. The web site loading speed is incredible.
    It seems that you’re doing any distinctive trick.

    Also, The contents are masterwork. you’ve performed a magnificent activity on this topic!