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Banana, Canaan Sodindo

Born: 1936 AD
Died: 2003 AD
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.