BUJUMBURA- Tragedy, sorrow and fear has gripped particularly the family of the late President Pierre Nkurunziza, who was pronounced dead on Tuesday evening.
There were speculations he died of corona virus, with official reports saying it was heart attack. Just hours later, his mother Domitillie Minani died of suspected Coronavirus the day after.
The wife, Denise Bucumi is hospitalised at Aga Khan hospital Nairobi, receiving treatment for Covid-19
Reports indicate that the President-elect Evariste is admitted at Bumureki Hospital in the capital Bujumbura and the Speaker who is to take over also sick.
According to a statement by the state house of Burundi, Nkurunziza died of a heart attack on June 8.
“The outgoing president was taken ill on Saturday afternoon after attending a volleyball match,” says Burundi State House.
There have been reports that President elect Evariste Ndayishimiye too has been diagnosed with and is critically ill of the same virus that is continuing to ravage the world, the east African country and particularly the top leadership of the country.
The speaker of the country too is reportedly battling corona virus himself.