The African Union Commission chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat has paid tribute to Ghana's former leader Jerry Rawlings, saying that "Africa has lost a stalwart of Pan-Africanism and a charismatic continental statesman".
"My sincere condolences to his family, the people and the government of Ghana," he wrote on Twitter.
It is with great sadness that I learnt of the passing of former president Jerry Rawlings of Ghana. Africa has lost a stalwart of Pan-Africanism and a charismatic continental statesman. My sincere condolences to his family, the people and the government of #Ghana— Moussa Faki Mahamat (@AUC_MoussaFaki) November 12, 2020
The former President of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings died Thursday morning [November 12, 2020] at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) in Accra after a short illness.
He was 73-years-old.
Mr Rawlings was on admission at Korle Bu for about a week for an undisclosed ailment.
He felt sick after his mother's burial on October 24, 2020.
Mr Rawlings was born on June 22, 1947.
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