Pierre Nkurunziza, Burundi’s President has died at aged 55, after suffering a cardiac arrest, the government says.
According to information, he was admitted to hospital on Saturday after feeling unwell. His condition was said to improved and had a cardiac arrest on Monday, all efforts to revive him were unsuccessful, officials say.
The Government of the Republic of Burundi announces with great sadness the unexpected death of His Excellency Pierre Nkurunziza, President of the Republic of Burundi, at the Hospital of the Fifty Years of Karusi following a cardiac arrest on 8 June 2020.
He died in Karusi Hospital.
He was to step down after ruling the country for 15 years in August.