Africa’s Richest Woman ‘Isabel Dos Santos’ Loses Husband in Dubai Accident

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Sindika Dokolo, the husband of Africa’s richest woman, Angolan Isabel dos Santos, has died at the age of 48.

Africa's Richest Woman 'Isabel Dos Santos' Loses Husband in Dubai Accident

Mr Dokolo’s family confirmed that he had died in Dubai on Thursday.

Friends said he had been involved in a scuba diving accident.

Mr Dokolo and his wife have been under investigation by the Angolan authorities for allegedly diverting more than $1bn (£770m) of state funds.

Ms Dos Santos is the daughter of the former president of Angola, José Eduardo dos Santos.

Africa's Richest Woman 'Isabel Dos Santos' Loses Husband in Dubai Accident

The couple had denied wrongdoing, and insisted they were the victims of a political vendetta.

Mr Dokolo, who was born in Kinshasa and raised in Belgium and France, was a prolific art collector, amassing thousands of contemporary African works.

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