Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean independence icon turned authoritarian leader, has died aged 95.

According to BBC, Mr. Mugabe had been receiving treatment in a hospital in Singapore since April. He was ousted in a military coup in 2017 after 37 years in power.

The former president was praised for broadening access to health and education for the black majority but later years were marked by violent repression of his political opponents and Zimbabwe’s economic ruin.

Mr. Mnangagwa had been Mr. Mugabe’s deputy before replacing him.

Singapore’s foreign ministry said it was working with the Zimbabwean embassy there to have Mr. Mugabe’s body flown back to his home country.



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