South Africans demand return of ‘world’s largest diamond’ on Queen’s sceptre

Written by on September 16, 2022

South Africans are demanding the world’s largest known clear-cut diamond on the late Queen Elizabeth’s sceptre following her death.

The Great Star of Africa or Cullinan l is the largest known clear-cut diamond in the world which was mined in South Africa in 1905 and was given to the British Royal Family as a gift.

It was given to the royal family when South Africa was under British rule, Metro News reports.

Recall that some Africans expressed contempt when the Queen died over her alleged role in the colonisation of the African continent.

This has led to the growing calls in South Africa for the diamond to be returned as they believe it belongs to them.

The report reveals that more than 6,000 people have signed a petition calling for the Great Star of Africa to be returned and put in a South African museum.

However, like the majority of African leaders, South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa offered his condolences following the death of the Queen but many have said instead he should have called for the diamond to be returned.

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