Janet Banana

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Janet Banana (born Janet Mbuyazwe)[1] in 1938 in Matabeleland) is the widow of Zimbabwe's first President, the late Canaan Banana, whom she married in 1961. She served as the first First Lady of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987. The couple had four children. Mrs. Banana sought political asylum in the United Kingdom in October 2000. She was awarded British citizenship in 2006, and took the oath of allegiance on 10 February 2006 in a ceremony in the London Borough of Haringey in front of the Mayor of Haringey.


  1. ^ "The Rev Canaan Banana". The Independent. 12 November 2003. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 

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