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Pierre Nkurunziza

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The Burundian president Pierre Nkurunziza died of a coronavirus, according to doctors at the hospital where he was taken after his death.

Pierre Nkurunziza Age

He was 56 years old.

Pierre Nkurunziza Death Cause

The country’s government had announced the cause of Pierre Nkurunziza’s death from a heart attack.

Karusi hospital

A medical source at Karusi hospital, where Nkurunziza died, confirmed that the president had “breathing problems” before his death.

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Doctors from Kamenge University Hospital in Bujumbura told

Doctors from Kamenge University Hospital in Bujumbura told AFP that the head of the public health institute had asked for the hospital’s only ventilator and the head of our resuscitation unit “ on behalf of the presidency ” Monday at 10 a.m. ”.

The president was flown to Karusi hospital, but it was “too late”, he “was already dead,” a medical source told Karusi.

The president was suspected of having Covid-19 after his wife was hospitalized in late May for the virus. A medical document seen by AFP indicates that she tested positive for the virus and suffered from “respiratory distress”.

The African country announced the “unexpected” death of Nkurunziza on June 9, declaring a national week of mourning.

The government has not yet announced the date of his funeral, but it marks the seven-day period of national mourning, during which it banned music in bars, nightclubs and karaoke, a statement said on Thursday. .

Nkurunziza was reportedly ill on June 6

Nkurunziza was reportedly ill on June 6 and “to his surprise” his health deteriorated, resulting in cardiac arrest which he died in hospital, officials said.

His wife Denise was flown to Kenya for coronavirus treatment on May 30, which raised suspicions about the president’s true cause of death.

Nkurunziza was due to step down in August after a controversial 15-year period marked by demands for repression and human rights violations.

On Friday, the Constitutional Court of Burundi announced that President-elect Evariste Ndayishimiye was to be sworn in immediately after the death of Nkurunziza.

Pierre Nkurunziza Career

Nkurunziza took office in 2005 under a power-sharing agreement after a 12-year civil war that killed 300,000 people.

His decision to run for a third term in 2015 plunged the country into violence, killing several hundred people.

Faced with allegations of widespread abuse, his government became the first country to leave the International Criminal Court in 2017.

Human Rights Watch says the police and the ruling party are known to commit “widespread human rights violations,” including murder and arbitrary arrest.

Pierre Nkurunziza Party

Nkurunziza’s party was confirmed victorious in the May elections last week, paving the way for the first peaceful transfer of power since independence in 1962.

The outgoing president supported retired general Ndayishimiye as his successor and saw him win almost 70% of the vote.

The National Council for Freedom of the Opposition (CNL), chaired by Agathon Rwasa, said the May 20 election was fraught with fraud and irregularities.

In the event of the death of a President, the Constitution provides that the President of the Parliament assumes this situation.

Pascal Nyabenda Acting Head

Legally, the President of the Parliament, Pascal Nyabenda, should have become the acting head.

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