The body of former Burundian President Pierre Nkurunzia is being laid to rest today Friday, in Gitega the soon to be declared Capital of Burundi .
The burial ceremony kicked off this morning with the procession of the body from Karusi Hospital.
At 10am, it was taken to Ingoma stadium for public viewing.
Newly elected President Everiste Ndayishimiye and several government leaders are all in attendance, as well as officials from neighbouring countries.
Burundian media reported that today has been declared by the Burundian government, a national holiday.
Nkurunziza died suddenly on June 8th after suffering cardiac arrest.
He was slated to hand over office to the newly elected President Ndayishimiye in August.