ACTING Foreign Affairs Minister Mulambo Haimbe says most Heads of State who were invited to Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral in London used the VIP coaches to prevent unnecessary congestion.   On Monday, Facebook was flooded with images of some African Heads of State and representatives in a coach, contrasted by photos of US President Joe Biden who arrived in a personal armoured Limousine. Most netizens were furious, arguing that African leaders were being disrespected, but the narrative soon began to change when other Western leaders, like France President Emmanuel Macron, were also spotted in coaches. In an interview, Haimbe, who represented President Hakainde Hichilema, explained that the use of VIP coaches was targeted at easing congestion. “Well, it’s again unfortunate…...

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