A court in Barcelona orders the autopsy of former Angolan president Dos Santos


The daughter of the former president denounced an alleged attempted murder before the Mossos d’Esquadra on Monday

The Barcelona guard has ordered an autopsy on former Angolan president Eduardo dos Santos, who died Friday at Teknon’s clinic. Meanwhile, the law firms representing his daughter, Tchizé dos Santos, assured that they see “a large number of indications that death was favored”, presumably from his ex-wife, his personal doctor and people close to the Angolan government.

The former president’s daughter on Monday denounced an alleged attempted murder of the Mossos d’Esquadra and asked Friday not to hand over her father’s body until the autopsy was done out of “fear” that he would be transferred to Angola. He also explained that Dos Santos wanted to be buried in Spain and refused a state funeral in Angola, where his family has “endured fierce political persecution, ideologically led by the new government and President Lourenço”. For this reason, he criticized that “Angolan minister Téte António has traveled to Barcelona to ensure that Dos Santos’ body is transferred to Angola after his death”, despite the wishes of the former president and his children.

From the firm, they explained that Dos Santos and his ex-wife split in 2017, after he left the presidency and later moved to Barcelona, ​​although “he had not been in a relationship for years”. In recent years, she has performed publicly as Lourenço’s first lady. Last April, the woman visited Dos Santos and settled in his home. Since then, the legal team has continued to “isolate” the former president from his children and limit the muscle and respiratory physiotherapy he received, canceling visits to his Spanish medical team.

The lawyers pointed out that “since he arrived in Barcelona and settled in Dos Santos’ house, his health deteriorated severely, so that his physical abilities were increasingly impaired” until he was finally admitted to an intensive care unit of the Teknon- clinic. In their view, her relationship with the current president of the South African country is “undisputed” and according to them, in Angolan political circles, the presence of the ex-wife is interpreted as a way to limit the possible political and media damage to Lourenço due to the death of Dos Santos during the election period.

Source: La Verdad


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