Luanda – The former head of the Military Intelligence and Security Services (SISM) Apolinário José Pereira died Sunday morning in Luanda.

According to the Ministry of National Defense and Homeland Veterans, in a death note, Apolinário Pereira died suddenly.

The document signed by minister João Ernesto dos Santos “Liberdade”, highlights Apolinário Pereira as having been a soldier who, from an early age, was available to fight for the conquest and preservation of National Independence.

He stood out in the fulfillment of his duty, qualities that were at the base of his successive appointment, by the Superior Command, for the performance of top positions in the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA), including that of Head of the Military Intelligence Services.

Apolinário Pereira foi exonerado do cargo de chefe dos Serviços de Inteligência e Segurança Militar no passado dia 31 de Maio, por Decreto Presidencial.

“On behalf of the Ministry of National Defence and Motherland Veterans, the Angolan Armed Forces and myself, I bow to the memory of the deceased and present to the bereaved family, the expression of our heartfelt condolences for the unfortunate event”, stresses the minister.

Apolinário Pereira was sacked from his position as head of the Military Intelligence and Security Services on 31 May, by the Presidential Decree.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency – IRNA