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Not COVID-19, family clears air on cause of Jerry Rawlings’s death

The family of late Jerry Rawlings, a former president of Ghana, has made clarification on the cause of his death. Rawlings was confirmed dea...


The family of late Jerry Rawlings, a former president of Ghana, has made clarification on the cause of his death.

Rawlings was confirmed dead on Thursday morning.

Some people had said that the former president died of COVID-19.

Contrary to reports, the family in a statement signed by Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings, said Rawlings died after a brief illness.

The statement read: “It is with deep sadness that the family of His Excellency Jerry John Rawlings (Rtd), informs the general public that the former President of the Republic died on Thursday morning after a short illness.

“We request privacy at this difficult moment. Details of funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.”

Meanwhile, the Ghanaian government has declared a seven days mourning in honour of the deceased.

Before his death, Rawlings was the African Union envoy to Somalia.

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