Congo; Presidential Candidate Dies of COVID-19

One of the main contenders in Congo-Brazzaville’s presidential election, Guy Brice Parfait Kolelas has died shortly after testing positive of Covid-19.

Parfait Kolelas is said to have died in a medical aircraft which had to transport him from Brazzaville on Sunday afternoon.

Presidential Elections held in Congo-Brazzaville on Sunday March 21.

Kolelas had been tested positive of Covid-19 on Friday March 19, the last day of election campaigns.

The 61 year old was diabetic and was among six candidates running against president Sassou Nguesso.

He was the son of a former prime minister and had served as Minister of fishing and civil servants.

By Sandrine M.

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