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Tributes -- and also fierce criticism -- pour in after death of Robert Mugabe

(CNN)Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has declared the country in mourning until the burial of former leader Robert Mugabe, who died Friday in Singapore at the age of 95.Mnangagwa said the ruling ZANU-PF party has conferred Mugabe national hero status and called Mugabe, who ruled the country for nearly four decades, "a great teacher" and a "remarkable statesman," whose passing "leaves a national void."Mugabe died Friday morning Singapore local time at the Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.The Ministry expressed its condolences and said it was working with the Embassy of Zimbabwe on repatriating Mugabe's body.Mnangagwa also thanked Singapore for caring for Mugabe, who spent months in a h ...
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