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Husband to Africa's richest woman, Isabel dos Santos, sentenced to jail



Sindika Dokolo, who's married to Angola's President dos Santos’ billionaire daughter Isabel, reported to be the Africa's richest woman has been sentenced to jail for fraud in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The businessman and art collector who's the son-in-law to Angolan President was jailed in absentia for real estate fraud on Wednesday.

Reacting on Twitter, Sindika who's widely known as a big critic of Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila and supporter to his rival party, accused him of orchestrating the conviction

“I have just inaugurated a $400 million factory. Kabila has condemned me to one year in prison over a plot of land.”

Speaking to Reuters on Thursday, he also denounced the verdict delivered by a court in the capital Kinshasa, as politically motivated.

'This conviction is so crude. It seems that Kabila and the intelligence service are no longer even concerned about appearances, He said.

The business man also said that he had previously been acquitted in the same case.

Although, a Congo government spokesman said he was not aware of Dokolo’s conviction. 

The Congolese Authorities have repeatedly rejected allegations that the Congo’s justice system is targeting the supporters of President Kabila's opponent.

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