Angola Held Funeral Ceremony Of Former President

LUANDA– The funeral ceremony of Angola’s former President, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, was held yesterday in Luanda, the country’s capital.

The Territory Minister, Marcy Lopes, spokesman for the commission, said, foreign delegations, represented at the highest level, arrived in Angola to attend the funeral ceremony of the former president of the Southern African nation.

Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who ruled Angola from 1979 to 2017, died on Jul 8, 2022, at the age of 79, in Barcelona, Spain, where he spent most of his time over the past five years.

The arrival in Angola of the remains of Jose Eduardo dos Santos on Aug 20, ended a dispute that lasted since Jul 8. The body was handed over to his widow, Ana Paula dos Santos, after a legal battle between two sides of the family in the Spanish courts.

The body was then taken to the former president’s residence in Luanda, where it remained until Aug 27.

Source: Nam News Network