Former First Lady Mrs Janet Banana suffered a stroke two weeks ago, her son, Nathan has said.

She died yesterday and will be buried beside her husband at the family homestead in Esigodini.

“She was having problems with her kidneys for more than four years but about two weeks ago, she had a minor stroke and was hospitalised. She had been struggling to recover from the stroke until her death today.

“She had five children, but two have died, one passed on last year, that is Michael. And I think part of the stroke was a result of the pain because she didn’t get a chance to actually see him being buried or visiting his resting place and this affected her quite a lot. This was because of the Covid-19 restrictions,” Banana told The Chronicle