President Mnangagwa accepts King Charles III coronation invite.
As all preparations are underway in Westminster Abbey, United Kingdom for the coronation of King Charles III.
Not everyone will get the opportunity to attend the event, royal invitations are being sent to several Heads of States, different Royal families from across the world.
President Mnangagwa met with the British ambassador to Zimbabwe, Ambassador Melanie Robinson on Tuesday in Harare at the State House.
Via a tweet Ambassador Melanie Robinson confirmed her meeting with the President and discussed about upcoming elections and other economic developments shared by the countries.
However, Herald newspaper is quoted confirming that the President has been invited to the UK.
“The President has been invited and has accepted that invitation and will be travelling to London for that,” said Ambassador. MS Robinson (Herald).
The relationship between the two nations turned sour during the land reform programme which happened during the former late President Mugabe’s era.
This saw Zimbabwe pulling out from British Commonwealth of Nations, an association of nations consisting of the United Kingdom and its dependencies and many former British colonies that are now sovereign states but owe allegiance to the British Crown.
However, since Emmerson Mnangagwa was elected as President of Zimbabwe, he has been in a drive to improve relations with the Western countries including United Kingdom.
King Charles III is well known for attending the first ever Zimbabwe’s independence as was sent by the late Queen Elizabeth his mother to collect the Union Jack (Union Jack/Union flag/National flag of the United Kingdom) in a new Zimbabwe as a symbol power transition.
The coronation is scheduled to take place on the 6th of May.