Canaan Banana

 

 

Age: 67

 

Summary: president of Zimbabwe who became the country's first post-independence president starting in 1980, which was largely a ceremonial position and taken over by prime minister Robert Mugabe in 1987, who was later convicted and jailed on a sodomy conviction.

 

 

Cause of Death: Lengthy illness

 

Born: March 5, 1936

 

Died: November 10, 2003

 

Location: Harare, Zimbabwe