Guy Brice Parfait Kolelas, one of the main contenders in Congo-Brazzaville’s presidential race, died on Sunday after becoming seriously ill with Covid-19.
His campaign director said that Mr Kolelas”died in the medical aircraft which came to get him from Brazzaville on Sunday afternoon”.
The 61-year-old tested positive for coronavirus on Friday, the last day of election campaigns.
He was diabetic and was one of six candidates running against President SassouNguesso, 77.
A day before the election, Mr Kolelaswas filmed looking weak and wearing an oxygen mask, but encouraging voters to go cast their ballots.
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