Family Of Former President Jerry Rawlings Releases Statement On His Death

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The family of the late Ghana’s former President Jerry John Rawlings have finally come out with an official statement about his death. 

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The news of his sad demise went viral earlier this morning after he was confirmed death at the Korle Bu teaching hospital at age 73.

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Right after the sudden news reports from almost all the big media houses in Ghana alleged that Ghana’s first president in the fourth republic, Jerry John Rawlings died of the dreaded COVID-19.

To end all these speculation his family have finally come out with an official statement and stated what killed him.

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The press release was signed by his daughter, Zenator Rawlings, the current MP for Klottey Korle Constituency. 

The statement adds that they want the general public and well-wishers to respect their privacy during this difficult moment and promised that details of funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.

The full statement reads:


November 12, 2020


It is with deep sadness that the family of His Excellency Jerry John Rawlings (Rtd), informs the general public that the former President of the Republic, passed away on Thursday morning after a short illness.

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The family requests privacy at this difficult moment.

Details of funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.

Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings

See the main press release

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