Egyptian Politics

Egypt's Former President, Mohammed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood leader who rose to office in the country's first free elections in 2012 and was ousted a year later by the military, collapsed in court during a trial and died. State Television has cited a medical source and said Morsi died from a sudden heart attack. Meanwhile the United Nations has called for an independent investigation into the death of Morsi, a move that was heavily criticized by the Egyptian Government saying the UN is politicizing the death of its first democratically elected president. Morsi had been Egypt's elected president following the abdication of Hosni Mubarak in 2011, but was deposed after a military coup in 2013 that installed General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi into power.

• Dr Shingai Mutizwa- Mangiza, of the Department pf Political Sciences at the Western Cape

• Dr Ahmed Jazbhay Senior Lecturer Political Sciences UNISA
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