Mugabe stripped of knighthood

ZIMBABWE president Robert Mugabe has this afternoon been stripped of his honorary knighthood over his “abuse of human rights” and “abject disregard” for democracy, the Foreign Office has revealed.

ZIMBABWE president Robert Mugabe has this afternoon been stripped of his honorary knighthood over his “abuse of human rights” and “abject disregard” for democracy, the Foreign Office has revealed.

The news comes as Prime Minister Gordon Brown tries to block a Zimbabwe cricket tour of England next year amid widespread condemnation around the world for Mr Mugabe and his regime in the run up to a presidential run-off.

The Queen has now approved the annulment of Mr Mugabe's knighthood, which awarded in 1994, on the recommendation of Foreign Secretary David Miliband.


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