Former President of Ghana, John Jerry Rawlings, is dead.
He was said to have died on Thursday morning at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.
The exact cause of his death is yet to be ascertained, although some reports say it was due to COVID-19 complications.
A former Nigerian Presidential candidate and media mogul, Dele Momodu, who has close links to the Ghanaian Presidency, confirmed the development on Twitter.
“The saddest news of this year. My God. Former President Jerry John Rawlings of Ghana has passed on. I’m completely devastated. Good night, an African hero.”