Queen’s death revives memories both fond and bitter in Zimbabwe

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Reuters UK

By Nyasha Chingono HARARE (Reuters) – A memorial service in Zimbabwe for Queen Elizabeth drew a handful of mourners on Thursday but some on the streets of the capital said she was a symbol of British colonial rule that should not be celebrated. Scriptures were read aloud and solemn songs were sung during the two-hour service at the Anglican Church in Harare. Priests led a mixed congregation of Black and white attendees to the church, where a portrait of the Queen was surrounded by flowers. Some congregants expressed fond memories of the British monarch, who visited Zimbabwe in 1947 with her pa…

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