Former First Lady Janet Banana dies

By ZBC Reporter

Former First Lady Janet Banana, the widow of the late former President Canaan Banana, has died.

She was 83.

Mrs Banana died early Thursday morning at Mater Dei Hospital.

The late’s sister Sanele Ngwenya confirmed the sad development, adding that the Banana and Mabunyane families are in deep shock.

We have been plunged into despair, my sister Janet had been ill for quite some time. The stroke which she suffered might have dealt a heavy blow to her deteriorating health. She had been battling for her life at Meta Dei hospital where she finally died this Thursday morning at around nine o’clock,she said.

The late Janet Banana, who was born on the 28th of January 1938, is survived by three children and several grandchildren.

Mourners are gathered at house number 99, New Luveve in Bulawayo.

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