President Mnangagwa consoles Banana family
Harare (New Ziana) – President Emerson Mnangagwa on Thursday consoled the family of the late former President Canaan Banana, following the death of the eldest son.
In a statement, President Mnangagwa expressed great shock and sadness over the sudden death of Michael Banana on Tuesday in the United Kingdom.
“What makes Michael’s end so sad and painful is that he was already scheduled for a minor procedure to correct a heart ailment,” he said.
“We remember the young Michael then for the commitment and faithful service he rendered to his country among the pioneering crop of officers of the Air Force of Zimbabwe. As a pilot, he served in the Mozambican campaign.”
President Mnangagwa added: “On behalf of Zanu PF, government, my family and indeed on my own behalf, I wish to express my sincere condolences to the Banana family, especially to his mother, Mama Janet Banana, our inaugural First Lady, may they be consoled by our collective prayers and grief as a nation.”