Mnangagwa left out in the cold

Arthur Greene

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa will not be allowed to attend the inauguration of Joe Biden as American President on Wednesday.

President Mnangagwa was not the only world leader who didn’t receive an invitation to the event. He can take comfort in the fact that the rulers of Iran, Vietnam and Belarus have also been excluded. North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has also been kept off the guest list.

Mnangagwa is reportedly considered a serious security threat after his Varakashi cyber-terror group was caught by the CIA encouraging the violence that followed the police killing of George Floyd.

But that is not the only reason the dictator is being barred from the event. 

The Office for Foreign Assets Control, a U.S. intelligence agency, also found evidence that he is involved in grand corruption, redirecting billions of dollars of state funds to a private offshore bank account.

It is also not the first time Mnangagwa has been excluded from the U.S. presidential inauguration.

He was first blacklisted in 2001, when evidence emerged that he had coordinated the violence which had accompanied the invasion of white-owned Zimbabwean farms and violence at elections.

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