"The Executive of the Republic of Angola bows, with the greatest respect and consideration, to the figure of a statesman of great historical dimension, who governed the destiny of the Angolan nation for many years with clairvoyance and humanism", President Joao Lourenco's administration said.
Dos Santos had lived in Barcelona since 2019. In the last week of June, he suffered a respiratory arrest and was transferred to a hospital, where he remained in an induced coma. Since then, his family entered into internal conflicts due to strong disagreements about the steps to follow.
Some of his relatives believed that the 79-year-old politician may have been the victim of a conspiracy to kill him and prevent him from giving his support to the opposition in August elections.
https://t.co/cVAPF57b2F Nigeria has lost its status as Africa’s top oil producer to Angola as the continent’s biggest economy saw its output decline the most in May 2022 among its peers in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
In this sense, one of his daughters filed a complaint on Monday for a possible crime of attempted murder, omission of the duty of relief and injuries due to serious recklessness.
After ruling Angola for 38 years, Dos Santos stepped down from power in 2017. Joao Lourenco succeeded him as President after winning elections for his party, the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), which has been ruling the nation since its independence from Portugal in 1975.
"Fathers never die because they are the truest love that children know in all their lives. They live forever within us," his daughter Tchize dos Santos said, as reported by Al Mayadeen.
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