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Jonas Savimbi
Jonas Savimbi in 1989
Birth name Jonas Malheiro Savimbi
Born (1934-08-03)3 August 1934
Munhango, Moxico Province
Died 22 February 2002(2002-02-22) (aged 67)
Lucusse, Moxico Province
Allegiance Bandeira da FNLA.svg FNLA 1964–66
Flag of UNITA.svg UNITA 1966–02
Years of service 1964–2002
Rank General
Commands held President and supreme commander of UNITA
Battles/wars Angolan War of Independence
Angolan Civil War

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

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


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