PRESIDENT DIED FROM COVID-19, SAYS OPPOSITION
Pierre Nkurunziza, Burundi’s strongman president, may have become the world’s first leader to die of COVID-19, according to opposition sources.
The Burundian government, which insisted for months that its country had been spared from the coronavirus pandemic because of its faith in God, announced that Nkurunziza had died of a heart attack. He was 55.
However, opposition sources and journalists living in exile claimed that Nkurunziza had been undergoing treatment for COVID-19 after he fell ill over the weekend.
His widow, Denise, had been admitted to a private hospital in the Kenyan capital Nairobi late last month after suffering similar symptoms, according to Kenyan officials.