Soccer legend Peter Ndlovu’s opposition All Peoples Party (APP) has petitioned Queen Elizabeth II to allow for Zimbabwe’s readmission into the Commonwealth club.

APP acting president Sabastian Mubvumbi yesterday told NewsDay that citizens were losing several socio-economic benefits enjoyed by other former British colonies.


“We intended to hand deliver the petition to the Queen (Elizabeth) in Britain, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, we sent it through email yesterday,” Mubvumbi said.

“I have been mandated to write on behalf of All Peoples Party, a political party which is a new baby in Zimbabwean politics, re-presenting hopes and wishes of millions of Zimbabweans that, Madam, in your capacity as head of the Commonwealth influence the re-admission of Zimbabwe into this noble grouping,” Mubvumbi wrote in his letter to the Queen.

Ndlovu was recently nominated leader of the newly-formed party but Mubvumbi said he could not immediately give up his other soccer commitments in South Africa to take the leadership role.