Sindika Dokolo, Art Collector And Husband Of Africa’s Richest Woman, Isabel dos Santos, Dies At 48
Sindika Dokolo, esteemed Art collector and husband of Africa’s richest woman, Isabel Dos Santos, has died at 48.
According to a tweet by Africa Facts Zone, the Congolese businessman and art collector died in a diving accident in Dubai on Thursday, October 29.
Africa’s richest woman, Isabel Dos Santos’ husband, Sindika Dokolo has died.
Him and his wife were being investigated over a $1.136 billion mismanagement of state funds. Their assets were frozen over this in December 2019.
He owned 3,000 pieces of contemporary African art. pic.twitter.com/LeczyHUCFB
— Africa Facts Zone (@AfricaFactsAFZ) October 29, 2020
Isabel dos Santos, 47, later shared a photo with Dokolo and their youngest son on Twitter without a caption. The comment session was flooded with heartfelt messages.
— Isabel Dos Santos (@isabelaangola) October 29, 2020
Dokolo’s death was officially confirmed by Michée Mulumba, from the office of Congolese president, Felix Tshisekedi, saying he died in a scuba-diving incident.
C’est au cours d’une plongée sous-Marine que tu es parti pour l’éternité. Une activité habituelle qui t’a arraché de ton combat, de tes proches…Repose en paix, cher @SindikaDokolo! pic.twitter.com/8wnQv3DKtw
— Michée Mulumba (@mimul20) October 29, 2020
Dokolo until his death owned one of the most contemporary African art collections, which included over 3,000 pieces of art.
Prior to his death, Dokolo and his billionaire wife Isabel, who is the daughter of Jose Eduardo dos Santos who ruled Angola for 38 years until 2017, were being investigated over a $1.136 billion mismanagement of state funds. Their assets were frozen over this in December 2019.
The couple only moved to Dubai in early 2020, following the opening of several investigations for allegedly diverting properties from the Angolan government.
Dokolo and Isabel, who both got married in 2002 have three children together.
May his soul Rest In Peace.