Sao Tome Head of State pays homage to nationalist Lúcio Lara
Luanda - The President of Sao Tome and Principe, Manuel Pinto da Costa, Wednesday, in Luanda paid tribute to the prominent militant of Angola's People Liberation Movement (MPLA), nationalist Lucio Rodrigo Leite Barreto de Lara.
At the ceremony held at former National Assembly premises; Pinto da Costa bowed before the coffin covered with the national flag of the Republic of Angola, and then presented condolences to the bereaved family.
The Sao Tome leader is in Luanda to attend the funeral ceremony of Lucio Lara, co-founder of the MPLA in 1956, which at that time made several missions to coordinate political activities in Portugal and France, for this political party in the struggle against the Portuguese colonial regime.
Lucio Rodrigo Leite Barreto de Lara, also known as Tchiweka, married, son of Lúcio Barreto Lara Gouveia and Clementina Lara Leite, was born on April 9, 1929, in Caála municipality in central Huambo Province.
He was Central Committee member of the MPLA politburo and MP of People and National Assemblies.