August 16, 2022

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Spain has objected to handing over the body of former Angolan president Jose Eduardo dos Santos to his family.

The Spanish judge objected, Friday July 15, handing over the body to the family of former Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who died on July 8 in Barcelona, ​​and it is time to carry out further analyzes on the autopsy and make an identification. “Family Members)” To whom to hand over the remains.

The High Court of Catalonia “The former president of Angola has not agreed to make the body of Mr. dos Santos available to the family”He announced in a short press release.

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“Although the preliminary autopsy report indicated that Mr. dos Santos’ death was natural, the magistrate gave his consent for further investigations as a complaint has been filed against the man for possible threats”The press release continues.

One of his daughters, Tchizé dos Santos, actually filed a complaint for “attempted murder” in Spain days before her father’s death. He blamed his father’s personal physician and his last wife, Ana Paula, for his deteriorating health. It was she who justified her father’s death and demanded an autopsy “suspicious”.

She also opposes bringing her father’s body to Angola. He wished “To be buried in privacy in Spain”Where he lived since 2019, not his country “With a state funeral in favor of the current government” According to a statement from the lawyers of President Joao Lorenzo.

New analyzes are requested

Preliminary autopsy results are indicated “Natural Death”with problems“heart failure” And “Pulmonary Superinfection”According to a source familiar with the matter.

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But the court has warned that the body will not be handed over “Until the results of the requested analyzes are received and the member or members of the family to whom the body is to be donated have not been identified”. “The Magistrate held that the inquiry takes precedence over the immediate family’s right to recover the body”Has it been added, the forensic agency has been officially requested to preserve the body.

José Eduardo dos Santos, who led Angola with an iron fist from 1979 to 2017, died on June 23 at the age of 79 in a Barcelona clinic after being hospitalized after suffering a heart attack. His placement in intensive care exposed strong tensions within the dos Santos family, particularly between his late wife, Ana Paula, and his 44-year-old daughter, Dicey dos Santos.

Dos Santos’s dolphin, Joao Lorenzo, surprised as soon as he came to power by launching a broad anti-corruption campaign targeting his predecessor’s family.

The world with AFP