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President exonerates one more member of his Security House

The President, João Lourenço, has dismissed Daniel Mingas Casimiro as director of the Strategic Studies Office of his Security House, the seventh member of this body to be dismissed this week.

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The note released by the President's Chief of Staff does not state the reasons for the resignation, nor does it name a replacement.

On Monday, the Attorney General's Office (PGR) made public a criminal case "in which are involved officers of the Angolan Armed Forces assigned to the President's Security House, on suspicion of committing crimes of embezzlement, retention of currency, criminal association and others," having been seized millions of dollars, euros and kwanzas.

On the same day, the Civil House of the Presidency of Angola announced the dismissal of six officers assigned to the Security House, Lieutenant-General Ernesto Guerra Pires, Lieutenant-General Angelino Domingos Vieira, José Manuel Felipe Fernandes, João Francisco Cristóvão, Paulo Maria Bravo da Costa and Brigadier José Barroso Nicolau.

Last week, Novo Jornal reported that the chief financial officer of the musical band of the Presidency of the Republic, Major Pedro Lussaty, had been arrested while carrying two suitcases loaded with $10 million and €4 million, and wrote that the investigated "did not justify the possession and allegedly sought to take the money out of the country."

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