Luanda – The Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço, expressed his regret at the death, of illness, of the former Ombudsman, Carlos Alberto Ferreira Pinto, which occurred on Friday.

“With much regret, I learned of the death of Dr. Carlos Alberto Ferreira Pinto, former Ombudsman, functions that he exercised with zeal over the past three years, after relevant services rendered at the level of the MPLA’s governing bodies”, wrote the President of the Republic in a note of condolence posted on his Facebook page.

President João Lourenço also said that, as Ombudsman, Carlos Aberto Ferreira Pinto has contributed, in a meritorious way, to the efforts of putting justice at the service of citizens and raise their awareness of citizenship rights.

The President considers the death of Carlos Ferreira Pinto an irreparable loss, which leaves his family, friends and professional colleagues desolated, to whom he offered his deepest and most sincere condolences. In the first quarter of this year, Ferreira Pinto withdrew from public life at his request.

Source: Angola Press News Agency