Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s first post-independence leader, dies at the age of 95.
He has been sick for some time.
Mugabe was removed from office in a military coup in November 2017 after spending over 30 years in power.
Allies of the controversial tyrant have taken to social media to express their condolences.
MDC Zimbabwe secretary for education Fadzayi Mahere tweeted: “Rest In Peace, Robert Mugabe.
“My response to your passing is complicated. I’m going to write a long piece.
“However, for now, deepest condolences to his family.”
The former president was a divisive figure in Zimbabwe and was accused of vote-rigging, intimidation and embezzlement.
Despite the accusations, Mugabe was given a full state visit in May 1994 that included a trip to Buckingham Palace.
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