Isabel dos Santos denies having been notified by Angola's PGR

Isabel dos Santos

Isabel dos Santos

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The businesswoman says that it was a "surprise" to know of the information being published in the Angolan public press on Monday.

Angolan businesswoman Isabel dos Santos denied, today, having been notified by the Angolan Prosecutor-General's Office (PGR), emphasizing that she was surprised when she heard of the information being published, on Monday, by the Angolan public press.

"Following recent news, Engr. Isabel dos Santos hereby clarifies that she has not received any notification from the Prosecutor-General's Office of the Republic of Angola. Engr. Isabel dos Santos was surprised when she became aware, through the media, that she would have been notified to answer for the actions of her management at Sonangol, a company where she assumed the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors," a statement sent to the Lusa agency in Luanda reads.

According to the statement issued by her press office, Isabel dos Santos sees as "false" the statement that there were bank transfers of $38 million after the termination of service of the former Sonangol Administration. At that time, Sonangol was presided by her.

"At the end of 2015, given Sonangol's bankruptcy - with 20 billion dollars of debt left by the previous administration - a contract was signed by the Ministry of Finance for the Restructuring of the Oil Sector in Angola. The company Wise Consulting served as coordinator for a large group of consultants," the document explains.