(Ecofin Agency) - Congolese businessman Sindika Dokolo (pictured), the husband of Angolan Isabel dos Santos, died in a diving accident in Dubai yesterday. The bad news was reported a few hours ago by sources close to his family.
Son of Augustin Dokolo, the first private banker in ex-Zaire, 48-year-old Sindika was the main opposition figure in his country. He has recently been, alongside his wife, the center of several corruption scandals and was under investigation.
His death aroused a wave of emotion on social media notably. On Twitter, his wife published a photo of them with their son to pay tribute to him.
It should be noted that Sindika Dokolo was a great collector of African art. In recent years, he became known for his activism in the case of the restitution to African museums of art objects stolen from the continent.
Moutiou Adjibi Nourou