Angola targets ex-leader’s daughter over ‘enrichment’

By BBC On Wed, 30 Oct, 2019 15:41 | < 1 min read
Welwitschia dos Santos
Welwitschia dos Santos, the daughter of Angola's former president Eduardo Dos Santos. PHOTO | COURTESY

Parliament in Angola has suspended a daughter of former long-time President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, as his successor tries to crack down on nepotism and corruption.

Welwitschia dos Santos was elected to parliament, but moved to the UK last year, claiming Angola’s secret services were threatening her.

Parliament has now ruled her absenteeism amounts to “unjust enrichment.”

At home, Ms Dos Santos was an influential figure in the Angolan media and controlled one of the leading advertising agencies.

While in the UK, she has regularly taken to social media to criticise her father’s successor, Joao Lourenco.