Africa’s richest woman, Isabel dos Santos’s husband, Sindika Dokolo has died at the age of 48.
According to a tweet by Africa Facts Zone, the Congolese businessman and art collector died in a diving accident in Dubai on Thursday, October 29.
Africa's richest woman, Isabel Dos Santos' husband, Sindika Dokolo has died.
Him and his wife were being investigated over a $1.136 billion mismanagement of state funds. Their assets were frozen over this in December 2019.
He owned 3,000 pieces of contemporary African art. pic.twitter.com/LeczyHUCFB
— Africa Facts Zone (@AfricaFactsAFZ) October 29, 2020
Isabel dos Santos,47, later shared a photo with Dokolo and their youngest son on Twitter without a caption. The comment session was flooded with heartfelt messages.
— Isabel Dos Santos (@isabelaangola) October 29, 2020
The news of his death was officially confirmed by Michée Mulumba of the Congolese president’s office, Felix Tshisekedi.
C'est au cours d'une plongée sous-Marine que tu es parti pour l'éternité. Une activité habituelle qui t'a arraché de ton combat, de tes proches…Repose en paix, cher @SindikaDokolo! pic.twitter.com/8wnQv3DKtw
— Michée Mulumba (@mimul20) October 29, 2020
Prior to his death, Dokolo and his billionaire wife Isabel, the daughter of Jose Eduardo dos Santos who ruled Angola for 38 years until 2017, were being investigated over a $1.136 billion mismanagement of state funds. Their assets were frozen over this in December 2019.
The couple only moved to Dubai in early 2020, following the opening of several investigations for allegedly diverting properties from the Angolan government.
Dokolo and Isabel, who both got married in 2002 have three children together.