African Leaders Under Fire For Packing In Buses Like Schoolchildren During Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral
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Some Africans on Twitter have berated the manner in which African leaders who attended the funeral ceremony of British Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, were treated on Monday.
African leaders were seen being packed in a bus like schoolchildren while the United States of America president, Joe Biden was allowed to bring his convoy.
Reacting, a Twitter user, Canary Mugume said, “African Presidents attending the Queen’s burial being ferried around in a bus like high school students from my hometown Mbarara going for a trip to Didi’s world (amusement park), Kansanga.
“Why even bother to go!!!!! it’s obvious their absence wouldn’t have been noticed either way….Neo-colonisation is real, I feel sad at these images of mostly African Heads of States being carted in hired buses that are not even uniformed. What a shame,” another user, Kasera Achayo Ph.D said.
Houda Dihya also described the situation which portrayed African leaders as inferior.
He said, “Why would they even accept this kind of humiliation? It’s obvious that they seem not be of the same importance as European leaders, which is why they shouldn’t have gone there at all. Going there to mourn their colonizer? WHY?”
Another user, The Catholic Gentlemen also added, “Those saying that this was to avoid congestion of motorcades, in 2005 pope john paul 2 was being buried in Rome over 100 presidents attended and each came with their motorcade.”