According to the Government Twitter account of Burundi, the country’s outgoing president Pierre Nkurunziza has died. In a statement, the government of the Central African nation said that Nkurunziza died of a heart attack. He was 55 years old.
The statement said that his death was unexpected and the entire country is going through a sad moment.
President Pierre Nkurunziza was due to step down in August, following the election of his successor Evariste Ndayishimiye on 20 May 2020.