The president of Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza has died after suffering a cardiac arrest according to the information from the government. Nkurunziza was admitted to the hospital on Saturday after he fell sick, however, his condition improved a bit but on Monday he got a cardiac arrest. Therefore, the efforts to bring him back to life were unsuccessful thus breathing his last, officials say.
Pierre Nkurunziza was going to step down in August this year after spending a whole 15 years in power. However, in 2015, the country went into chaos after his announcement that he was going to run for a third term. Therefore this led to the deaths of many people as thousands of the people died in clashes. In addition, there was a failed coup and also, tens of thousands of the people fled the country.
Meanwhile, he was able to run for a further term in the last months after there was a change in the constitution. However, Pierre Nkurunziza decided to retire and thus he was to become the supreme guide to patriotism. According to some sources, Nkurunziza was going to receive a $540,000 retirement pay-out and also a luxury villa.
Who is Pierre Nkurunziza?
Nkurunziza was the president of Burundi who served from 2005 until his death in 2020. In addition, he was born on the 18th of December, 1964. Pierre Nkurunziza was the Chairman of the National Council for the Defense of Democracy-Forces for the Defense of Democracy (CNDD-FDD). Details to follow…
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