About a thousand mourners and sympathizers flouted Angolan president João Lourenço’s directive banning big gatherings – as a measure to curtail the spread of coronavirus – to fork out their very last respects to Francisco Tchikuteny Sabalo at Mungongo Island on April 19.
In accordance to VOA, Sabalo, who was also recognised as Pai Grande, or Big Father, was a well-liked polygamist, who fathered 281 small children and had 47 wives. He is survived by 42 wives (7 remaining the marriage), 156 kids, 250 grandchildren and 67 terrific-grandchildren. Polygamy in the Southern African nation is unlawful, but still popular.
Pai Grande, who died in his early 70s right after battling prostate most cancers for above a calendar year, was at first taken to the country’s funds metropolis of Luanda as properly as other places for procedure, but was returned house when his issue worsened to ensure that “if God named him, at least he would die beside the young children and their moms,” a single of his sons said.