Isabel dos Santos businessman and husband Sindika Dokolo is dead
Congolese businessman and art collector Sindika Dokolo alongside his wife, Isabel dos Santos, daughter of the Angolan president.
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The businessman and Congolese opponent Sindika Dokolo is dead, we learned from several relatives.
Isabel Dos Santos' husband lived in Dubai, he died Thursday, October 29 following an accident.
For a year he had been in legal trouble with his adopted country, Angola, which had seized his property and those of his wife, accusing him of embezzlement.
But in his country of birth, the Congo, he was among the figures of the opposition.
Messages are multiplying on social networks.
Son of Augustin Dokolo, the first private banker in Zaire, Sindika Dokolo had become known to opposition parties and civil society for his fight against a third term of Joseph Kabila.
Always elegant and easy to access, he even founded, in 2017, a citizens' movement, the Congolese upright, and financially supported other organizations and personalities.
In Europe, Sindika Dokolo is known as
a collector of African art
He campaigned for these stolen works or objects to be returned to African museums and was interviewed by the major media for this fight.
Raised in Europe, his life changed when, in 2002, he married Isabel dos Santos, daughter of the Angolan president, the all-powerful and extremely wealthy Jose Eduardo dos Santos.
they multiply business
, oil, diamonds, cement, distribution, telephony.
The couple are everywhere, even in the evenings in Cannes, organized by the jeweler de Grisogono, in which they ended up taking shares, always invited to major business meetings, despite the increasing number of investigations on the origin. of their fortune and the management of the Angolan regime.
At 48, Sindika Dokolo died Thursday in Dubai, according to his relatives, following an accident.
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