The President of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza, (55) has died suddenly from a heart attack with his successor Evariste Ndayishimiye warning that opposition parties that “would no longer get space” in the country.
Former President Nkurunziza had only recent been in the news after he expelled the World Health Organisation from the small, central African nation echoing the claims of other African leaders that the UN organisation was falsely claiming a Covid-19 disease was sweeping the country.
This is despite only one death in the country being attributed to the Chinese virus.
Now local pundits have claimed that the president, who was recently found to be in good health by his doctors, was a victim of poisoning.
The President’s death comes just shortly after he ordered his Ministry of Foreign Affairs to declare WHO representatives would henceforth be “persona non grata” meaning they are unwelcome in Burundi.
This along with claims by the President of Tanzania that a goat and papaya fruit in the country tested positive for the Covid-19 virus according to western supplied test kits have fuelled conspiracy theories in the continent about the truth of the Chinese plague.
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