- Bukom Banku has been spotted in a video crying bitterly over the death of JJ Rawlings
- The boxer was spotted wiping his tears with a bandana as he questioned why the former Ghanaian leader would leave so soon
- Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings is reported to have died today, November 12, 2020, at Korle Bu in Accra
Ghanaian international boxer, Braimah Kamoko, famed as Bukom Banku, has been spotted in a video weeping bitterly over the death of Jerry John Rawlings.
In the video sighted by YEN.com.gh on Instagram, the titled boxer was seen weeping bitterly and wiping his tears with what looked like a bandana.
Bukom Banku was heard asking why the former president would depart the world so soon and wondered who was going to run the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the former leader's stead.
There have been similar reactions to the sudden passing of the founder of NDC with many celebs like Kuami Eugene, Afia Schwar, Prince David Osei, Joselyn Dumas among many others also mourning.
Former president Rawlings is believed to have died today, November 12, 2020, at around 10 am at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.
Some unconfirmed reports that are coming in alongside the sad news have it that the former president died of the dreaded COVID-19 diseases.
It is also reported that Mr Rawlings had some underlying health conditions which triggered his unfortunate demise.
He left behind his wife Nana Konadu Agyeman, and four children - Zenator Rawlings, Yaa Asantewaa Rawlings, Amina Rawlings, and Kimathi Rawlings.
Jerry John Rawlings was born on 22 June 1947. He was a former Ghanaian military leader who ruled Ghana from 1981 to 1992 as Head of State.
He was then democratically elected President of Ghana in 1992 and served till 2000. After two terms in office, Rawlings endorsed his vice-president, the late John Evans Atta Mills as the presidential candidate in 2000.
However, his party, the NDC, handed over power to former president John Agyekum Kufour of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) as it lost the 2000 elections.
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Source: Yen Ghana