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