The body of former Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos was autopsied in Spain at the request of his daughter

The body of former Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who died on Friday, July 8 in Barcelona, ​​was carried out at the request of one of his daughters, who judge his death. ” suspecious “ He wishes to prevent his burial in Angola. corpse dissection “Done over the weekend”Lawyers for Chase dos Santos told AFP on Monday. We don’t have the results yet.They said.

The daughter of the former Angolan president had asked the Spanish justice, a few hours after her father’s death, to perform this autopsy. In response to a question by AFP, a Barcelona court spokeswoman confirmed that a judge had given the green light for an autopsy on Friday evening, but gave no further details.

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José Eduardo dos Santos, qui a dirigé l’Angola d’une main de fer de 1979 à 2017, est mort vendredi matin à l’age de 79 ans dans une clinique de Barcelone, où il avait été cardisé après un aquerrêt 23 June. The former head of state left Angola for Barcelona in April 2019 for health reasons. His intensive care status, revealed by the press, has exposed the strong tensions that exist within the dos Santos family, in particular between his last wife, Ana Paola – a 21-year-old former air hostess – and his daughter, Cheze dos Santos, 44.

The latter, who filed a complaint in Spain a few days before the death of “attempted murder”Anna Paola and her father’s personal physician are accused of being responsible for the deteriorating health of the former head of state. She asserts that her father separated from Anna Paula for a long time. From their split in 2017 until last April, Anna Paula [ne lui] He has not visited Barcelona.Chase dos Santos confirmed in a press release published on Saturday by his attorneys. He went “It’s been a while since she arrived in Barcelona and moved home” from the former president “His health has seriously deteriorated.”Both physical and cognitive.

“My father did not want Joao Lourenço to bury him.”

Chezy dos Santos, who mentioned in his press release ‘String of clues’ Which indicates that his father’s death occurred in “suspicious circumstances”He wishes to oppose the return of his body to Angola. previous president “He wished to be buried secretly in Spain” Nor “In Angola with a state funeral that could be in the interest of the present government” Insist on President Joao Lourenço.

Angolan Foreign Minister Tite Antonio, who on Friday visited the Barcelona clinic where Jose Eduardo dos Santos died, declined to comment on the accusations. “We did not come to discuss matters of this nature, but to be present at a difficult moment.”he told reporters. “My father did not want Joao Lourenço to bury him.”confirmed Monday evening, Cheze dos Santos during an interview with CNN Portugal, describing the current head of state as ‘corrupt dictator’.

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Angola’s successor, Jose dos Santos, who is running for re-election in August, has decreed a seven-day national mourning day until Friday. On Monday morning, the Angolan authorities announced the opening of a book of condolences in the capital, Luanda, to allow Angolans to honor it. However, they have not announced any timetable for a possible state funeral in Angola.

Dauphin of José dos Santos, João Lourenço is surprised to launch a massive campaign against corruption as soon as he came to power targeting the family of his predecessor. José Eduardo dos Santos was accused of greatly diverting Angolan resources by favoring his family and relatives. Isabelle, one of her other daughters, is considered the richest woman in Africa.

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