The Queen Elizabeth II death has sparked a national debate in South Africa over the possession of the largest known clear-cut diamond, the Great Star of Africa.
Calls are now being made to the Royal Family to return the African nation’s precious diamond—also known as Cullinan l—which is currently mounted on a royal sceptre belonging to the Queen.
“Queen Elizabeth II owns the largest clear-cut diamond in the world Known as ‘The Great Star of Africa’ the 530 carats gem was mined in South Africa back in 1905. It was stolen from South Africa.
It has an estimated worth of $400 million…The British claim that it was given to them as a symbol of friendship and peace yet it was during colonialism. The British then replaced the name ‘The Great Star of Africa’ with [the] name of Chairman of Mine “Thomas Cullinan.”
Activist Thanduxolo Sabelo told the Sunday Times newspaper, that The Cullinan Diamond must be returned to South Africa with immediate effect.”
“The minerals of our country and other countries continue to benefit Britain at the expense of our people.