Outgoing Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza dies at 55
JUST IN: Outgoing Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza,55,has died of a heart attack, the government says.
In a statement posted on Twitter on Tuesday, the government announced “with great sorrow to Burundians and the international community” the passing of Nkurunziza at Karusi hospital after suffering a heart attack on June 8, the statement added.
Pierre Nkurunziza was a Burundian politician who has been in power in Burundi since 2005 – 2020. He was the Chairman of the National Council for the Defense of Democracy-Forces for the Defense of Democracy, the ruling party, until he was elected as President of Burundi.
Evariste Ndayishimiye is now President-elect of Burundi.
Aaron Ainomugisha, editorial https://twitter.com/AaronAinomugis3