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.
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.
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