counter attack

Isabel dos Santos accuses Angola of fake documents to freeze her assets

By Estelle Maussion

Posted on May 13, 2020 11:37

Isabel dos Santos is accusing the Angolan justice system of relying on false documents to freeze her assets in Angola and Portugal.

The counter-attack is spectacular. It follows from the explosive reveals in mid-January by the “Luanda Leaks” which had exposed the shadowy areas of Isabel dos Santos’ financial empire.

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In a statement published on Tuesday 12 May, the businesswoman and daughter of former President dos Santos said the Angolan justice system used a forged passport in the case that led to the freezing of her assets in the country and then in Portugal.

The announcement, sent by a British public relations agency to several media including Jeune Afrique, is the first public response by Isabel dos Santos (apart from her messages on social networks) in the arm wrestling between her and the Angolan authorities and the current head of state, her father’s successor, João Lourenço.