Sindika Dokolo, husband of Isabel dos Santos, died – Angola

Sindika Dokolo, husband of Isabel dos Santos, died – Angola
Sindika Dokolo, husband of Isabel dos Santos, died – Angola
Sindika Dokolo, businessman and husband of Isabel dos Santos, died this Thursday in . Dokolo was a victim of drowning while snorkeling, an activity he practiced frequently.

Sindika Dokolo, 48, was born in Kinshasa, in former Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Married to the businesswoman and daughter of former Angolan president José Eduardo dos Santos since 2002, Dokolo is said to have been a victim of cardiac arrest and drowning, according to several Congolese media.

The businessman had four children as a result of his marriage to Isabel dos Santos.

“It was during a dive that you left for eternity, a habitual activity that took you out of the fight and your loved ones,” lamented on his Twitter account Michée Mulumba, personal assistant to the head of state, Félix Tshisekedi.

On her Twitter account, Isabel dos Santos published a photo of the couple without any captions. In the comments there are several followers of the businesswoman expressing condolences.

Sindika Dokolo was the greatest collector of contemporary African art, a taste he inherited from his father, Augustin Dokolo Sanu, banker who died in 2001. In 2016 he bought Casa Manoel de Oliveira, in Porto. “In this space, we will promote networks of artistic reflection and strengthen ties between Portugal and Angola, Europe and Africa, in an ode to art as a unifying element of peoples and countries”, stressed Sindika Dokolo.

“I don’t just collect African artists. I don’t have an African art collection, but I do have an African art collection. I think the added value of the contemporary African art scene is to give a sensitive and intelligent perspective of a continually changing continent” , told Business in 2013.

As a businessman, he was a member of the board of directors of the Angolan cement company Nova Cimangola and also of Amorim Energia, which has an indirect 33.34% stake in Galp, and a shareholder in the luxury jewelry company De Grisogono.


Sindika Dokolo had a degree in Economics, Commerce and Foreign Languages ​​from the University Pierre and Marie Curie.

In 2016, Sindika Dokolo gave Negócios her first interview in Portugal.

Reread the interview here

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