“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 Karusi Fiftieth Anniversary Hospital following a cardiac arrest on June 8, 2020,” Burundian government briefed in official communication.
According to the communiqué, Nkurunziza was hospitalized on Sunday after signs of heart problems. His condition improved on Monday morning but abruptly worsened the following, leading to a heart attack.
"The medical team was unable to recover the patient," the official statement expressed.
Burundi’s government decreed seven national grieving days, as the Burundian people mourning the leader. As the Executive pronounced the national flag will fly at half-mast in the official buildings.
The president of Tanzania offering his condolences to the people of Burundi over the death of their president today, who quite likely died from #COVID19 complications.
Yesterday, Magufuli declared Tanzania to be free from COVID-19 and has regularly intimated that it's a hoax. https://t.co/z2idNb5BnZ