18 June 2018

Angola: Remains of Angop Journalist Walter José Laid to Rest On Sunday

Luanda — The remains of ANGOP journalist/translator Walter José, who had a sudden death last Thursday, in Luanda, were laid to rest on Sunday in Benfica cemetery, in the country's capital.

Reading the eulogy, the editor of the English Desk (of which the diseased was part) highlighted the professional qualities of Walter José, having stressed that the late journalist had much to give to the company and a promising professional career ahead.

The English Desk editor, Adão Leda Rodrigues went on to say that Walter José was a man always ready help both in professional and solidarity terms.

On his turn, Caetano Capitão, member of the Angolan Association of Translators, said that Walter José was a founding member of the organisation, adding that his passing leaves a void in the association.

On another eulogy, Caetano António de Oliveira, uncle of the diseased, highlighted the fact that his late nephew was also a teacher and, as such, he inspired many people that knew him, especially young persons.

The late teacher, he said, leaves for eternity leaving behind a brilliant example of life, he was a good friend, an honest, humanist and family man.

The funeral ceremony was attended by the C.E.O of ANGOP, Josué Isaías, company's directors, colleagues, friends and students of the diseased.

Walter José was born on 26 August 1977,in Luanda. He joined ANGOP on 01 April 2008 and until his death he was sub-editor of the English Desk of the International Newsroom of the Angola Press Agency (ANGOP).

He is survived by a widow and three children.

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