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General Arlindo Chenda Pena Unita

OFFICIAL COMMUNIQUE FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ANGOLA

The Government of the Republic Of Angola would like herewith to inform the public that it has taken the initiative to formally request the Government of the Republic Of South Africa for assistance in repatriating the remains of the late General Arlindo Chenda Pena “Ben Ben”, ex-Deputy Chief of Staff of the Angolan Armed Forces, who passed away in South Africa on the 18th of October 1998.

The request by the Angolan Government received the highest attention from the Government of the Republic of South Africa.

In this regard, a senior Angolan Government delegation led by the Minister of Justice and Human Rights accompanied by several Generals of the Angolan Armed Forces will depart for South Africa on the 13th of September 2018.

The Government of the Republic Of Angola extends its gratitude to the highest authorities of the Government of the Republic of South Africa for having created all the necessary conditions which facilitated the realization of this request of the exhumation and repatriation of the mortal remains of the late General 20 years after his passing.