Breaking :Burundi President,Pierre Nkurunziza dead.

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza

Heart attack has robbed Burundians of their president.

According to a statement on twitter, the government expressed sorrow for Burundians and international community.

The statement added that the outgoin’g president passed away at Karusi hospital after sufferin’g a heart attack on June 8th,reported Aljazeera.

He was 55 years of age at time of his demise.

Accordin’g to the same reports,Nkurunziza fell ill while in a volleyball match on Saturday and was rushed to the hospital.

His life deteriorated on Monday mornin’g despite showin’g signs of recovery. He even talked to those around him.

The head of state then suffered heart attack. Doctors’ attempts to save his life proved futile.

He succumbed to heart failure at a hospital in Karuzi located in the East of Burundi.

The government has declared seven days of national mourning beginning Tuesday ,a time durin’gwhich flags would be flown at half-mast.

Nkurunziza has been in power since the year 2005. Come this August,he was to be replaced by a political ally Evariste Ndayishimiye .

In the May 20th presidential elections,Evariste was declared the winner.

Nkurunzize’s move to run for a third term in the year 2015 was condemned by the opposition as unconstitutional and sparked mass violence.

Several citizens fled to the neighbourin’g countries to escape violence that resulted after attempted coup by the millitary

Keep it at for more updates on the president’s death.

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