Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has found himself embroiled in controversy following his recent tweet regarding his excitement over an invitation to attend the coronation of King Charles III of Britain. The tweet comes at a time when Mnangagwa is facing scrutiny over his alleged links to a gold smuggling syndicate, as exposed in a recent documentary by Al Jazeera.

In response to Mnangagwa’s tweet, social media influencer and opposition CCC member, Peter Mupondi, criticized the President for showing excitement about attending an event in a country that had imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe. Mupondi also accused Mnangagwa of having double standards.

The controversy surrounding Mnangagwa’s alleged involvement in the gold smuggling syndicate has sparked outrage in Zimbabwe and beyond. The documentary by Al Jazeera, titled “The Anatomy of a Bribe,” exposed how Mnangagwa’s top aide, Uebert Angel , allegedly used his position to facilitate the smuggling of gold out of the country. The documentary also implicated Mnangagwa in the scheme, alleging that he had received a cut of the profits.

The revelations have prompted calls for Mnangagwa to be held accountable and for an investigation into the gold smuggling syndicate. The opposition has accused Mnangagwa and his government of corruption and of looting Zimbabwe’s resources.

Against this backdrop, Mnangagwa’s tweet about his excitement over attending the coronation of King Charles III has been met with criticism and skepticism. Many Zimbabweans have taken to social media to express their outrage, with some accusing Mnangagwa of being out of touch with the realities of the country.

The controversy also comes at a time when Zimbabwe is facing a deepening economic crisis, with inflation running at over 1000%, widespread poverty, and shortages of basic goods. The government has been accused of mismanaging the economy and of failing to address the underlying issues that are driving the crisis.

As Zimbabweans continue to grapple with the fallout from the gold smuggling scandal, Mnangagwa’s tweet has only added fuel to the fire. The President has yet to respond to the criticism, but it is clear that he will face continued scrutiny and pressure in the coming weeks and months.


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