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Dos Santos Family Demands Pardon After Angolan Ex-Leader’s Death

Isabel dos Santos

Isabel dos Santos

Photographer: Christopher Pike/Bloomberg

The eldest children of former Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos are demanding an end to all criminal cases against them, less than two weeks after their father died.

In exchange, Isabel dos Santos, once Africa’s richest woman, along with some of her siblings, will allow Dos Santos’s body to be returned to Angola for a state funeral after a general election takes place on Aug. 24, Portuguese news agency Lusa reported on Tuesday, citing a letter from the former leader’s children.