Why African president was not invited to attend Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

  • King Charles III has shunned the request of the Zimbabwean President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday, September 19
  • Buckingham Palace, in a statement, cited the violation and abuse of human rights in the country that Mnangagwa administers
  • The president, in an earlier condolence message to King Charles II, requested permission to attend the funeral from the king

The request of Zimbabwean President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II has been denied by King Charles III.

According to The Punch, The Zimbabwean President had earlier requested to attend the Queen’s funeral in a condolence letter.

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Zimbabwean president’s request to attend Queen Elizabeth II has been denied
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Mnangagwa was not included in the list of invited world leaders to the lying-in-state by Buckingham Palace.

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Why African president was not invited to attend Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral?

Charles III, in a statement by the deputy to the senior correspondence officer, Miss Jannie Vine, stated that the request of the Zimbabwean President was denied due to the report of violation of human rights in his country.

The statement reads in part, “His Majesty King Charles III, has asked me to inform you that President Mnangagwa’s request cannot be granted as it would go against the restrictions, including those of travel that the United Kingdom has in place with regards to many of the Zimbabwean governmental leadership and those connected to them. There is also concern at the confirmed reports of non-adherence to respecting human rights occurring in Zimbabwe.”

Nigerian-Born professor wished Queen Elizabeth II ‘excruciating’ death, Twitter takes action

Legit.ng earlier reported that Twitter has deleted a controversial tweet by Professor Uju Anya wishing Queen Elizabeth II a painful death hours before the monarch died.

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Anya, a Nigerian-born lecturer in the United States, criticised the late monarch in a series of tweets on Thursday, September 8.

The lecturer has come under fire on Twitter over her comments, even as Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos, condemned her position.

A few hours before the Queen’s death on Thursday, September 8, Anya had criticised the late monarch in a series of tweets and wished her “excruciating pain”.

Source: Legit.ng

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