Nkurunziza died on Tuesday, aged 55
President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the people of Burundi over the death of President Pierre Nkurunziza.
Nkurunziza reportedly died of a heart attack on Tuesday, according to a statement by the Burundi government.
In a tweet on his official Twitter handle on Tuesday evening at Karusi hospital, June 9, Buhari expressed grief and sadness over the passing of the Burundian president.
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The statement which was posted on twitter disclosed that the president was admitted to the hospital on Saturday, June 6, after he started feeling unwell.
But he suffered a heart attack on Monday, June 8, and efforts to revive him proved futile and unsuccessful.
President Buhari said the late Burundian leader was a patriot who led his country with wisdom and foresight and described the death as a great loss for the community of Africa and Burundi considering the wisdom and effort Nkurunziza brought to the East Africa country during its turbulent time.