OBITUARY | Remembering Zimbabwe’s gracious, foremost first lady

Janet Banana, the wife of that country’s first president, died last week after a lifetime of devotion to her gay husband

01 August 2021 - 18:29 By Lenin Ndebele

Janet Mbuyazwe Banana, widow of Zimbabwe’s first president, Canaan Banana, died last week.

The 83-year-old lived part of her life standing by her gay husband in a homophobic country which eventually saw her flee to the UK.  ..

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