Zimbabwe's long-serving president Robert Mugabe has kicked the bucket in Singapore at 95 years old, with the blended responses to his passing mirroring his intricate and disputable inheritance.
Mugabe had been making a trip normally to Singapore for treatment and passed on Thursday after a long fight with ailment, his family said.
Current president Emmerson Mnangagwa said in an announcement presented on Twitter: "It is with the most extreme trouble that I report the passing on of Zimbabwe's establishing father and previous President, Cde Robert Mugabe.
"Cde Mugabe was a symbol of freedom, a container Africanist who committed his life to the liberation and strengthening of his kin. His commitment to the historical backdrop of our country and landmass will never be overlooked. May his spirit rest in unceasing harmony."
Conceived in 1924 in what was then Rhodesia, Mugabe went on to help establish an opposition development against British provincial rule, and was imprisoned for a long time somewhere in the range of 1964 and 1974.
He controlled Zimbabwe for about four decades, before he was constrained out in a military overthrow in November 2017.
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Nelson Chamisa, leader of Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party, tweeted: "My condolences to the Mugabe family and Africa for the passing on of Zimbabwe's founding President. This is a dark moment for the family because a giant among them has fallen. May the Lord comfort them.
"Even though I and our party, the MDC, and the Zimbabwean people had great political differences with the late former President during his tenure in office, and disagreed for decades, we recognise his contribution made during his lifetime as a nation's founding President.
"There's so much to say for a life of 95 years and national leadership spanning over 37 years but in the true spirit of Ubuntu, we would like to give this moment to mourning but there will be time for greater reflection."
Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta said “In this moment of sorrow, my thoughts and prayers go out to his family, his relatives and the people of Zimbabwe who, for many years, he served with commitment and dedication.