President Nana Akufo-Addo has joined other African leaders to mourn Burundi’s late president, Pierre Nkurunziza.

Akufo-Addo wrote tweeted on Wednesday expressing his “condolences to the government and people of the Republic of Burundi.”

“May his soul rest in perfect peace,” Akufo-Addo said.

Nkurunziza, 55, who has led Burundi for the past 15 years was due to step down in August 2020 but died yesterday after a cardiac arrest, the presidency said.

Tributes have been pouring in for the deceased leader from Africa and beyond.

President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta described him “as an outstanding regional counterpart who served his country with distinction as Head of State and Government.”

Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria said, “President Nkurunziza was a true patriot that steered the country through turbulent times with wisdom and foresight.”

President of neighbouring Rwanda, Paul Kagame also sent his condolences to the Burundian people.

“On behalf of Gov’t and my own behalf I sent 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!”