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Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza is dead


By Collins Matubwi

Outgoing Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza, 55, is dead.

According to official government statement, Nkurunziza has died of a heart attack.

In a statement posted on Twitter on Tuesday, the government announced “with great sorrow to Burundians and the international community” the passing of Nkurunziza, 55.

Burundi President, the late Pierre Nkurunziza

The outgoing president died at Karusi hospital after suffering a heart attack on June 8, the statement added.

But unconfirmed reports indicated that he had been hospitalised after testing positive of the coronavirus disease.

Nkurunziza’s wife, Denise Bucumi  is in Kenya being  treated at Aga Khan University Hospital after contracting Covid-19.

More to follow…


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