Jonas Savimbi

Angolan political and military leader (1934-2002)

Jonas Malheiro Savimbi was an Angolan political and military leader. He founded and led the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA).[1]

Jonas Savimbi
Jonas Savimbi in 1990
Birth nameJonas Malheiro Savimbi
Born(1934-08-03)3 August 1934
Munhango, Moxico Province
Died22 February 2002(2002-02-22) (aged 67)
Lucusse, Moxico Province
Allegiance FNLA 1964–66
UNITA 1966–02
Years of service1964–2002
Commands heldPresident and supreme commander of UNITA
Battles/warsAngolan War of Independence
Angolan Civil War

In 2002 UNITA lost the Angolan Civil War to the People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA).

References change

  1. Brittain, Victoria (2002-02-25). "Obituary: Jonas Savimbi". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-09-12.