President regrets deaths in Cafunfo

  • President João Lourenço
Luanda – Angolan head of State João Lourenço Tuesday regretted the loss of human lives as result of the "act of armed rebellion" on January 30 in Cafunfo, eastern province of Lunda Norte, 19 years after the achievement of the peace and national reconciliation in Angola.

This was at the opening of the Cabinet Council meeting held Tuesday in Luanda.

João Lourenço strongly condemned the action and discouraged the practice of acts that undermine security, national sovereignty, the Constitution and the law, such as the attempt to divide and dismember the National territory.

The act was carried out by a group of national and foreign citizens who attacked a police station, with different types of weapons.

As President João Lourenço underlined, the action clashes with the Constitution of the Republic, which according to paragraph 6 of article 5 ° the Angolan territory is indivisible, inviolable and inalienable, and any action of dismemberment or separation of its parcels is vigorously opposed.

João Lourenço criticized, on the other hand, the voices that condemned the National Police, which thwarted the criminal action, and not the actors of the attack against the Angolan State.

He regretted the fact that among the voices that condemned the action of the Police were also those of representatives of political parties with parliamentary seats, whose MPs swore to comply with and enforce the Constitution and the law.

"For these people and organisations, the police are criminal because, in their opinion, those who at night attacked the police station with weapons are peaceful citizens who held a simple demonstration, claiming for better living conditions", stressed the Head of State.

João Lourenço made the appeal to allow the State bodies, the Criminal Investigation Services, the Attorney General's Office and the Courts to ascertain the full truth of the facts, hold  responsibility of each of the participants, and to act in accordance with the law.

On the other hand, the President congratulated the Angolan women, who today marks their national day on 2 March, and highlighted the achievements, mainly in issues related to her emancipation, equal rights and opportunities.

This was at the opening of the Cabinet Council meeting held Tuesday in Luanda.

João Lourenço strongly condemned the action and discouraged the practice of acts that undermine security, national sovereignty, the Constitution and the law, such as the attempt to divide and dismember the National territory.

The act was carried out by a group of national and foreign citizens who attacked a police station, with different types of weapons.

As President João Lourenço underlined, the action clashes with the Constitution of the Republic, which according to paragraph 6 of article 5 ° the Angolan territory is indivisible, inviolable and inalienable, and any action of dismemberment or separation of its parcels is vigorously opposed.

João Lourenço criticized, on the other hand, the voices that condemned the National Police, which thwarted the criminal action, and not the actors of the attack against the Angolan State.

He regretted the fact that among the voices that condemned the action of the Police were also those of representatives of political parties with parliamentary seats, whose MPs swore to comply with and enforce the Constitution and the law.

"For these people and organisations, the police are criminal because, in their opinion, those who at night attacked the police station with weapons are peaceful citizens who held a simple demonstration, claiming for better living conditions", stressed the Head of State.

João Lourenço made the appeal to allow the State bodies, the Criminal Investigation Services, the Attorney General's Office and the Courts to ascertain the full truth of the facts, hold  responsibility of each of the participants, and to act in accordance with the law.

On the other hand, the President congratulated the Angolan women, who today marks their national day on 2 March, and highlighted the achievements, mainly in issues related to her emancipation, equal rights and opportunities.