Another One Bites The Dust: President of Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza is Dead

Another One Bites The Dust: President of Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza is Dead

President of The Republic of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza is dead. The death of the 55 year old has been likened by many to the captain going down with his ship.

The government of the Republic of Burundi announced with great sadness the unexpected death of His Excellency Pierre Nkurunziza, President of the Republic of Burundi, at the Karusi Fiftieth Anniversary Hospital following a cardiac arrest on Monday, June 8, 2020.

He was undergoing treatment at the prestigious facility after his health deteriorated significantly beginning the night of 6th of June when he attended a volleyball game in Ngozi.

His condition seemed stable enough at the turn of the hour on 7th June before plummeting for the worst and crowning in a fatal heart attack. At a time when his wife had in the past week been flown to Kenya for advanced medical care.

His death comes in the wake of just concluded elections through which he was he was expected to be succeeded by preferred choice, Retired Major General Evariste Ndayishimiye in one of the most democratic polls witnessed in the past years in the East African country.

Led by Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame, world leaders and trade partners have honored the departed president and sent their many condolences to the Republic of Burundi in these horrible times.

The nation's flags fly at half mast as the declared seven days of national mourning for a worthy son of the country, a worthy patriot to national patriotism are observed.

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