Nkurunziza’s death was announced Tuesday, June 9, by government spokesperson Prosper Ntahorwamiye. He succumbed to a cardiac arrest at Karusi Fiftieth Anniversary Hospital in central Burundi, where he had been hospitalized since June 6.
In his Twit, President Kagame said 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 send 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. God Bless!” – President Kagame tweeted.