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President Museveni has sent condolences to the people of Burundi upon the death of President Pierre Nkuruzinza.

The Burundi government announced on Monday that President Nkuruzinza had passed on .

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In a tweet posted on his Twitter handle, President Museveni wrote that:”My condolences to the people of Burundi, on the demise of H.E President Pierre Nkurunziza who died earlier in the week.”

“May his soul rest in peace”,the tweet concluded.

Following Nkuruzinza’s passing, the Burundi government declared 7 days of national mourning.

The Burundi government statement said President Nkuruzinza had died of cardiac arrest but Kenyan newspaper The Star, quoting diplomatic sources, reported yesterday that he died of Corona virus.

Mr Nkuruzinza was due to hand over power in August, having led the small country since 2005.

The Speaker of the National Assembly will take over the presidency,in acting capacity.