Pierre Nkurunziza is born in Bujumbura, Burundi. He is the son of a Tutsi mother and a Hutu father. His father is Catholic and his mother Anglican. His father had been a member of parliament in 1965, and was the governor of two provinces – Ngozi and Kayansi — and is killed in the 1972 massacre of ethnic Hutus. He attends primary school in Ngozi Province and secondary school in Kitenga.
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