Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza, aged 55, has died of a heart attack, according to the government of Burundi.
His wife, First Lady Denise is being treated for Coronavirus in Nairobi, Kenya.
He ruled for 15 years and an election, that was won by his anointed successor was just held.
General Ndayishimiye, 52, is expected to succeed President Pierre Nkurunziza. Nkurunziza, who has been in power since 2005, had decided not to stand for a fourth term and had dubbed him his “heir.
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