Queen Elizabeth ii sent a rare congratulatory message to Zimbabweans for reaching 36 years of independence from British rule.

What left many talking is the omission of President Robert Mugabe’s name in the message.

Here is the message from the Queen of England and the Common Wealth to the people of Zimbabwe:

“It gives me great pleasure to send the people of Zimbabwe my congratulations on the celebration of your National Day, together with my best wishes for the coming year,” Queen Elizabeth II said