Following the death of the British Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, the Bishop of Harare, Farai Mutamiri held a memorial service in honour of the late queen in Zimbabwe.
The service was held at the Anglican Church in Harare, the nation’s capital.
During the memorial service, Bishop of Harare, Mutamiri said, “We think of you and we would like to reassure you of our prayers for the royal family, the new king, King Charles III, and the people of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and the Commonwealth upon the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”
The service was attended by a mixed congregation of Black and white participants. The British Ambassador to Zimbabwe also took part in the service.
Also, the British Ambassador to Zimbabwe Melanie Robinson said, “We have come together in this beautiful cathedral to give thanks for the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. It is a fitting place for us to do so, in the sanctuary of the faith she held dear.”
But the queen’s death a week ago has stirred mixed feelings among some Africans about the legacy of colonialism on a continent where Britain once ruled more than half the territory.