The former President of Zimbabwe has gone on trial in a Harare courtroom, facing charges of rape and sodomy. He served in the largely ceremonial role from 1980-1987. There are numerous allegations of improper conduct involving domestic workers and bodyguards. The 62-year-old clergyman is married, and has four children. He denies the charges, and insists that he is not homosexual.
Prosecutors plan to call 37 witnesses during the trial of Canaan Banana.