Just In: Former President Rawlings died of COVID-19

As the whole country continues to mourn the loss Former President Jerry John Rawlings, who died at the Korle Bu teaching hospital Accra.

Close sources tell www.sankofaradio.com that he died of coronavirus-related complications at the age of 73.

Rawlings was one of the most respected African leaders. He was a military leader in Ghana and later became a politician who ruled the country from 1981 to 2001.

The former president initially came to power in Ghana as a flight lieutenant of the Ghana Air Force following a coup d’état in 1979.

Rawlings’ death came a month after he buried his mother.

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