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New King Of England Blocks President Mnangagwa From Attending The Queen’s Funeral

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Dear Mr Frederick Shava, Thank-you for your letter sent to us on behalf of the Zimbabwean President, Mr Mnangagwa to His Majesty King Charles III expressing his condolences on the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. His Majesty King Charles III has asked me to write to you expressing his thanks as well as to respond to President Mnangagwas request to attend the…

New King of England Blocks President Mnangagwa From Attending The Queen’s Funeral

The new King of England Charles III has blocked President Emmerson Mnangagwa from attending his late mother Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.

In a letter responding to Mnangagwa’s condolence message and his wish to physically attend the funeral, the King said the plea cannot be granted due to travel restrictions that the United Kingdom has in place with regards to many of the Zimbabwean Governmental leadership and those connected to them.

Reads the letter;

Dear Mr Frederick Shava,Thank-you for your letter sent to us on behalf of the Zimbabwean President, Mr Mnangagwa to His Majesty King Charles III expressing his condolences on the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. His Majesty King Charles III has asked me to write to you expressing his thanks as well as to respond to President Mnangagwas request to attend the funeral of Her Majesty The Queen.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.As you stated in your additional letter, other world leaders including those from Africa have been invited and we note your concern that President Mnangagwa has not been invited and for good international relations you feel he should be, however the restrictions still apply. Invitations have only been sent to leaders that His Majesty King Charles III has invited personally and leaders from commonwealth countries of which Zimbabwe is not a member. He acknowledges, as you stated that Zimbabwe has applied to rejoin the commonwealth but that request is yet to be granted and he has been informed that any future commonwealth membership will be subject to the instituting of Zimbabwean governmental reforms particularly in regards to respecting human rights and respecting the rule of law.Once again thank you for writing to His Majesty King Charles It.

Yours sincerely, Miss Jennie Vine Deputy to the Senior Correspondence Officer CC Zimbabwean Embassy London

Queen Elizabeth II died last week, on a Thursday afternoon, at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, following a long battle with ill health since last October

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