Sindika Dokolo, the husband of Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s richest woman, has died at age 48. Dokolo, a Congolese businessman, died on Thursday, October 29 in Dubai, according to a tweet from his family, which did not disclose the cause of death. Several media outlets have reported that Dokolo died in a diving accident.
“The Dokolo family, his wife, children, mother, brother and sisters have the deepest sorrow and immense sadness to announce the passing of Sindika Dokolo,” the tweet reads.
Both Dokolo and Isabel dos Santos, the eldest daughter of Angola’s former longtime ruler Jose Eduardo dos Santos, had their assets in Angola frozen by the government in December 2019.
Dokolo and Dos Santos, who reportedly met while both were students at King’s College in London, got married in 2002 and have three children.
In 2012, to celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary, the couple hosted a three-day celebration in Angola, flying in friends and relatives from as far away as Brazil and Germany, Forbes reported in 2013.
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