President mourns Queen Elizabeth II

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President Emmerson Mnangagwa has sent a message of condolences to the British Royal Family, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the United Kingdom’s longest-serving monarch.

Posting on his Twitter account, the President offered his deepest condolences to the Royal Family, the people of the United Kingdom, and the Commonwealth, as they mourn the death of Her Majesty.

In a statement yesterday, Buckingham Palace said the Queen died peacefully at her Balmoral estate in Scotland.

She was 96 and reigned for 70 years.

Queen Elizabeth’s son, King Charles III, said the death of his mother is a “moment of great sadness”.

UK Prime Minister Liz Truss, who was appointed by the Queen on Tuesday, said the Monarch was the rock on which modern Britain was built and “provided stability and strength”.

Meanwhile world leaders have paid tribute to the queen, with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres admiring her for dignity and dedication around the world.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed Queen Elizabeth as an inspirational leader, while Russian president Vladimir Putin said the Queen enjoyed the love and respect of her subjects, as well as authority on the world stage.

The Queen steered the monarchy through turbulent times, as Britain’s Empire ended and its place in the world fundamentally changed.

She was head of state of the UK and 14 other countries, including Australia, Canada and Jamaica