Rwanda’s Kagame mourns President Nkurunziza of Burundi

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President Paul Kagame has joined other presidents to eulogize to the government and people of Burundi, following the passing of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

Nkurunziza’s died of an heart attack which occurred on Monday nd was announced Tuesday, June 9.

According to a statement, he succumbed to a cardiac arrest from where he was admitted at Karusi Fiftieth Anniversary Hospital in central Burundi, where he had been hospitalised since June 6.

In his message which he posted on his official Twitter handle, President Kagame noted that the government of Rwanda sends condolences to the Burundian people including the first family.

“On behalf of Gov’t and my own behalf I sent our condolences to the Gov’t and People of Burundi for the passing of President Nkurunziza. This also goes to the family of the President,” Kagame noted.


The Burundian government announced seven-day of national mourning for the fallen president, starting Wednesday.