Breaking: Morsi, Former Egyptian President Dies

By Ikenga Chronicles June 17, 2019

Breaking: Morsi, Former Egyptian President Dies

Reports from Egypt says former President Mohammed Morsi, who was ousted by the military in 2013 following the massive protests in Egypt has died.

According to Egyptian state television, Morsi collapsed during a court session on Monday and died. 

“He was speaking before the judge for 20 minutes then became very animated and fainted. He was quickly rushed to the hospital where he later died,” a judicial source said.

The late president had a history of health issues, including diabetes and liver and kidney disease.

He also suffered from medical neglect during his imprisonment, compounded by the poor conditions in jail.

Mr. Morsi became the country’s first democratically elected president in 2012, one year after the Arab Spring uprising which led to the end of President Hosni Mubarak’s administration.

Mr. Mubarak was in power for about 30 years.

Mr. Morsi was deposed in July 2013 following mass protests and a military coup led by the current president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The former president was subsequently arrested.