World News

Spanish court allows autopsy of former Angolan leader dos Santos

A Spanish court has ruled that an autopsy be performed on the body of Angola’s former president José Eduardo dos Santos who died in a clinic in Barcelona on Friday at the age of 79, a court spokeswoman said on Monday.

She said the court had granted the request of a family member for the autopsy, which was yet to take place, but provided no further details.

The Carmen Varela family law firm representing dos Santos’ daughter Tchizé dos Santos, said earlier she had asked for her father’s body to be kept in Spain for a full autopsy due to alleged “suspicious circumstances of his death”, without providing evidence.

According to the office of Angolan President João Lourenço, his predecessor, who stepped down five years ago, died at the Teknon clinic in Barcelona, where he was being treated following a prolonged illness. The clinic declined to comment on the request for an autopsy or the details of his death.

He had been receiving medical treatment since 2019 and Portuguese news agency Lusa reported in June he was in intensive care in Barcelona, citing a source close to him, as the Angolan government said the former leader had suffered a deterioration in his health.

Source: Reuters

In other news – WATCH: Nandi Madida in the studio with her husband, Zakes Bantwini working on a new song

South African singer, Nandi Madida is cooking a new sound with her husband, Zakes Bantwini, and another artist named Batundi.

Nandi Madida and Zake Bantwini

The trio were in the studio as seen in the videos shared by the singer on social media. Learn more