Burundi’s President, Pierre Nkurunziza is dead.
Nkurunziza reportedly died of heart failure on Tuesday.
The country’s government confirmed his death on its official Twitter page.
The tweet reads, “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, following heart failure on June 8, 2020.”
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The deceased was due to be replaced in August by political ally Evariste Ndayishimiye, who won the May 20, 2020, Presidential election.