It was reported that the invitation that was sent to the President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II of England was not accepted.
According to information gathered by Naija Politics, King Charles III, who is the son of the late Queen rejected the request made by the African president on an alleged violation of human rights in his country.
Mnangagwa is rumored to have asked the king for permission to attend the funeral of the Queen in a letter of condolence that he sent to him, even though he had not been included on the list of foreign leaders who had been invited to the event at Buckingham Palace.
However, in a statement that was released on behalf of King Charles by Miss Jennie Vine, the deputy to the Senior Correspondence Officer, it was said that the Zimbabwean President’ s request could not be accepted.
The said statement read, ” 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.