Burundi president dies of illness suspected to be coronavirus
Government describes Pierre Nkurunziza’s ‘unexpected’ death as a heart attack
The outgoing president of Burundi has died of a sudden illness, suspected by many to be Covid-19.
The cause of Pierre Nkurunziza’s death was described as a heart attack in a government statement. The 55-year-old was due to stand down in August following elections last month.