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Late President's Son Speaks Out on State of Zimbabwe

Nathan Sipho Banana (center) with his brothers posing for a photo. (Photo By Nathan Sipho Banana)

A son of Zimbabwe’s first post-independence president, Canaan Sodindo Banana, says centralization of political power has devastated the southern African nation once regarded as one of the continent’s bread baskets.

Forty-eight year old Nathan Sipho Banana, who describes the State House where he grew up as an executive prison, says this sad development can only be reversed if Zimbabweans adopt a common national socio-economic vision.

Banana further says this can be enhanced through accountability and transparency among the nation’s political leaders.

He speaks to Studio 7’s Gibbs Dube in this exclusive interview in which he also talks about his childhood and life after leaving the State House.

His father was convicted and jailed for sodomy. He pleaded not guilty of 11 charges of sodomy and related issues.

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In the second edition of this interview tomorrow Nathan Sipho Banana speaks about his father’s conviction and mother who is being looked after by the British government. Don’t miss it tomorrow, here on Studio 7.