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Banana, Canaan Sodindo

Born: 1936 AD
Died: 2003 AD, at 67 years of age.

Nationality: Zimbabwean
Categories: Clergymen, Politician


1936 - Born on the 5th of March in Esiphezini in the former British colony of Souther Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).


1938 - He married Janet.


1962 - Awarded a diploma in theology at Epworth Theological College in Harare.

         - Ordained as a United Methodist minister.


1976 - He was arrested for not having any esteem toward Muzowera.


1979 - Lord Soames ascension to power, Banana recovered his liberty.


1980 - Became the first president and first black leader of Zimbabwe.


1982 - A law was passed forbidding citizens from making jokes about his name.


1987 - His post was taken over by Mugabe, who made himself executive president.


1997 - Arrested in Zimbabwe on charges of sodomy.


1998 - Banana was found guilty of eleven charges of sodomy, attempted sodomy and indecent assault.


1999 - Sentenced on 18th of January to ten years in jail, nine years suspended and he was also defrocked.


2001 - Banana was released in January.


2003 - Banana died on 10th of November because of cancer.





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