The news of his death was officially confirmed by Michée Mulumba of the Congolese president’s office, Felix Tshisekedi.
C’est au cours d’une plongée sous-Marine que tu es parti pour l’éternité. Une activité habituelle qui t’a arraché de ton combat, de tes proches…Repose en paix, cher @SindikaDokolo! pic.twitter.com/8wnQv3DKtw
Prior to his death, Dokolo and his billionaire wife Isabel, the daughter of Jose Eduardo dos Santos who ruled Angola for 38 years until 2017, were being investigated over a $1.136 billion mismanagement of state funds. Their assets were frozen over this in December 2019.
The couple only moved to Dubai in early 2020, following the opening of several investigations for allegedly diverting properties from the Angolan government.
Dokolo and Isabel, who both got married in 2002 have three children together.