Burundian politician (1964-2020)
Pierre Nkurunziza (18 December 1964 – 8 June 2020) was the President of Burundi. He began his term as President in 2005. He replaced Domitien Ndayizeye.
|President of Burundi|
26 August 2005 – 8 June 2020
|Vice President||Martin Nduwimana|
|Preceded by||Domitien Ndayizeye|
|Succeeded by||Evariste Ndayishimiye|
|Born||18 December 1964|
|Died||8 June 2020 (aged 55)|
|Cause of death||Myocardial infarction|
|Political party||National Council for the Defense of Democracy|
|Alma mater||University of Burundi|
Before he was President, Nkurunziza was an activist for freedom fighting. His father was also a politician in Burundi.
Nkurunziza was hospitalized on 6 June 2020 after feeling unwell in Karuzi, Burundi. He later had a heart attack on two days later and died at the age of 55.
- ↑ "AFP: Burundi's president Pierre Nkurunziza re-elected". Agence France-Presse. 1 July 2010. Archived from the original on 23 January 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2010.
- ↑ "Re-elected Burundian president takes oath as African leaders present", Xinhua, 26 August 2010.
- ↑ "Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza dies of a 'heart attack' at 55". bbc.com. 9 June 2020.