National mourning ends today: Party leaders defend immortalization of José Eduardo dos Santos
The seven-day national mourning period decreed by the Head of State in memory of the former President of the Republic, José Eduardo dos Santos, ends at midnight tonight. Yesterday, the day was reserved for tributes from political parties, former combatants and veterans of the motherland, deputies and employees of the National Assembly, as well as representatives of civil society.
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In an atmosphere of great consternation, former combatants fell into tears as they approached the portrait of José Eduardo dos Santos, where they laid flowers. There were even those who could not sign the book of condolence.
During the last few days, hundreds of people, including politicians, ecclesiastical entities, diplomats, representatives of non-governmental organizations, associations, doctors, nurses, teachers, garbage collectors, and employees of public and private institutions, came to the Republic Square to pay homage to the former Head of State.
Since the official opening of the condolence book, by the President of the Republic, João Lourenço, faithful from recognized churches in the country have marked their presence in the place, chanting praises that transmit peace, tranquility and refreshment to the soul.
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Passed, equally, by the Republic Square, at the Memorial Dr. António Agostinho Neto, more than 30 choral groups. All with the same objective: to thank God for the time that allowed the physical presence of José Eduardo dos Santos among Angolans, said yesterday, the Reverend Francisco Domingos Sebastião, pastor president of the Assembly of God Pentecostal of Maculusso, in Luanda.
Read more in: Jornal de Angola
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