Prez Akufo-Addo Mourns Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has extended his condolences to the people of Burundi after the death of their President Pierre Nkurunziza.

Pierre Nkurunziza died aged 55 after suffering a cardiac arrest, according to reports.

Reports suggest that Mr Nkurunziza was admitted to hospital on Saturday [June 6, 2020] after feeling unwell. His condition improved but on Monday [June 8, 2020], he had a cardiac arrest and efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.

Pierre Nkurunziza was campaigning for his party’s candidate in last month’s presidential election (image via AFP)

President Akufo-Addo in a tweet on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, extended his condolences to the government and people of Burundi.

He wrote: “The Ghanaian people and I extend our deepest condolences to the Government and people of the Republic of Burundi, on the sad news of the death of their President, His Excellency Pierre Nkurunziza. May his soul rest in perfect peace.”

President Akufo-Addo’s tweet extending condolences to the people of Burundi

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