Fresh criminal charges against Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos are politically motivated, a lawyer for the businesswoman has said.
Angola’s public prosecutor has charged Ms Dos Santos with 12 crimes, including embezzlement and fraud, reports said.
The charges relate to Ms Dos Santos’ time as chair of a state-owned oil firm.
Described as Africa’s richest woman, Ms Dos Santos who ran Sonangol from 2016 to 2017, is also the daughter of former Angolan president José Eduardo dos Santos, known to have led the south-west African country for 38 years until he stepped down in 2017.
Critics of Ms Dos Santos have long claimed she used her position to influence Angola to enrich herself at the expense of the state – the allegations she has strongly refuted. END