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Cabinda: Lourenço in Mission of Good Will

The opposition to the government and to the MPLA, a substantial part of which with independentist derivations, took advantage of the recent deaths, in Luanda, of three personalities from the territory. They were RAUL DANDA (RD) MP of UNITA; MAURÍCIO ZULO (MZ, AM 1305) and Gen JORGE BARROS NGUTO (JBN), both linked to the regime.

By express will of the respective families and/or by the deceased's ante-mortem dispositions, the three should have been buried in their birthplaces. The fact that the funerals of RD (AM 1301) and MZ gave rise to ostensible pro-independence demonstrations led the government to opt for the burial of JBN in Luanda. READ MORE