President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa has sent a condolence message to the Banana family following the passing on of Michael Banana.
He was son of the late former Republican President Canaan Sodindo Banana.
Veteran broadcaster Ezra Tshisa Sibanda confirmed Tuesday night on his Facebook page the passing on of Michael.
“I’m deeply saddened and shocked by the sudden death of Michael Banana in Liverpool, UK today. It’s reported he just collapsed and died, this is unbelievable and so painful. My heart goes to his family and MHDSRIP,” he said.
CONDOLENCE MESSAGE BY HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT, CDE E.D. MNANGAGWA, FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF MICHAEL BANANA, SON OF THE LATE FIRST PRESIDENT OF ZIMBABWE, CDE CANAAN SODINDO BANANA, 19TH NOVEMBER, 2020
I received with great shock and sadness news of the sudden death of Michael Banana, on Tuesday in the United Kingdom.
Michael was the eldest son of our late first President Cde Canaan Sodindo Banana. What makes Michael’s end so sad and painful is that he was already scheduled for a minor procedure to correct a heart ailment.
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 Mozambique Campaign.
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.
May his dear soul rest in eternal peace.